Mesh Size for the Run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by JackieK318, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. JackieK318

    JackieK318 Songster

    Apr 29, 2007
    Okay - I was hit by a predator last night who dined through the mesh - I'm so upset by this. What size of mesh would be ideal to keep fingers out (coons, skunks and whatever else)? I have only found 1" and 1/2".

  2. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

    May 8, 2007
    Sorry to hear about your loss. It's pretty terrible to find your chickens like that. 1/2" is good for solving that problem.
  3. Quote:What did it dine on......eggs or birds? I found the recent remains of a dead cat a couple hundred yards up the hill from my coop, but I already knew there were evil chicken killing creatures about. BTW, I am presently using 1" mesh on the run, 1/2" for the bottom of the coop, and the chickens are locked in and secure at night.
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2007
  4. erinm

    erinm Posting For A change

    Feb 24, 2007
    Central Massachusetts
    I am currently in the process of lining the bottom of my chain link kennel with hardware cloth. the holes are like 1/4 inch large I attach it with those little plastic ties that electricians? use. It looks pretty predator proof. it goes up about 2 feet. ErinM

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