Material for fencing run

rowechicks

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Apr 26, 2017
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We are building our first coop and run and are trying to find ways to cut costs. The run will be 12 ft long, 8 ft wide, and 7 ft tall. Would fencing with 2 in by 4 in holes work to fence the upper half and top of the run? We are planning on using 1/4 in hardware cloth for an apron and along the lower 3 or 4 feet. We get snakes, raccoons, and hawks for predators.
 

Kiki

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I personally wouldn't trust anything that big (the holes) but many have used it for the upper side of the walls.

Look through the coops section under Articles.
 

Noaskye

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Apr 11, 2017
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I used 2 x 4 fencing for solidifying the structure but did hardware cloth over the whole thing with a hardware cloth apron. If you are only going to choose one, go with hardware cloth.
 

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