Mixing hardware cloth and fencing for protection

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Bob1949, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. Bob1949

    Bob1949 Just Hatched

    Apr 1, 2017
    I've completed my coop and am about to build the run. I used 1/2" mesh hardware cloth as predator protection throughout the coop. My plan for the run (6' wide X 12' long x 7' high) is to enclose the entire base up to about 3' from the ground with the same 1/2" mesh hardware cloth, and then use wire fencing for the upper 4', as well as to cover the entire top. I think the mesh size of the fencing I looked at from Tractor Supply was 2" X 4". Would this give me adequate protection, or should I enclose the entire thing with the 1/2" hardware cloth. We live in a rural area about 50 miles outside Atlanta, so the wildlife here is mostly snakes, wood rats, raccoons, possums, armadillos, an occasional fox, and the neighborhood dogs and cats.
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2017
    Should work great.

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