material for skirting?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by heiditam, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. heiditam

    heiditam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2014
    I have both hardware cloth and chicken wire. Can I use chicken wire for some parts of the skirting? It will be 24 inches out, and I will cover it with a few inches of dirt. Is chicken wire ok for skirting? Or do I need to go get more hardware cloth?
  2. yellowchicks

    yellowchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2014
    My Coop
    I have a friend who used chicken wire (instead of hardware cloth), buried the chicken wire around the perimeters. The predator just rip the whole thing out and took out his entire flock in one night. All that work for nothing trying to save some money.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2015

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