my nearly finished coop


6 Years
Feb 28, 2013
Northwest Hills of CT
Very nice!

Do you have predators in the area? If yes, will chicken wire be enough to stop them? Dogs can rip through it without too much difficulty. You may want to consider a second layer of stronger fencing. I have my run set up with 2 layers of fencing. I have 2"x4" field fencing on the outside of the 4x4 posts, and 1/2" hardware wire on the inside of the posts. So far, nothing has been able to get in. I have had raccoons and bobcats try, and they bent up the outer fencing a bit, but nothing has been able to touch or get through the inner fencing.
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