My Pea Pen - Irene Took Down!! *UPDATED W/PICS*

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Yoda, May 6, 2011.

  1. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Below are pics of my unfinished Pea Pen. I still have to side the shed, siding is still at my parents house hopefully it will get done soon. As you can see there is a large tree in my pen, about 30 feet high. Can I cut the poultry net to go around the tree and attach it to the tree? I cannot afford to cut it down right now so it will have to stay for awhile. Thanks Frank

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  2. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Nice looking pen! What are the dimensions?
     
  3. bandbaustin

    bandbaustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can cut the netting but it will create a weak spot on it. Just make sure you fasten it back together real good.
     
  4. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    A lot of zoos are good at making netting go around a tree, I wonder if you could get something to slide the netting into or clip it onto that would then be able to be put around the tree like soft plastic or something...I have thought of a few ideas about this before since we might build around a tree someday.
     
  5. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i wish you would have asked before you put up the fence me an my buddy could have cut it down for you.
     
  6. SunBaked

    SunBaked Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow what a pretty pen, all that grass! I need to get away from the desert....
     
  7. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The pen is 64 feet by 44 feet.

    Minx, was thinking of that plastic trim for a flower garden, the edging stuff. Might be able to get the netting around that and wrap it around the tree.

    In order to cut the tree down Jimmy you will need a bucket like the ones AT&T use. If the tree is cut in pieces it should fall straisght down not damaging anything. The owner of the farm said he could just cut it down too but I do not have the time to wait cause the peas are starting to lay and I need this pen up asap. If you and your friend can do it then I say come on down and chop chop chop LMAO [​IMG]
     
  8. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i meant if you told us before you put up the fence.the pen does look great.we have been geeting an egg every other day now started out pretty slow.we think only our sp is laying we think i white is not.
     
  9. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do I buy two nets and connect them or one big one and cut just what I need to go around the trees? Thanks
     
  10. bandbaustin

    bandbaustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would buy one big one and cut what you need, the less of a seam the better. I would use hog rings to reconnect back together. Or really good twine and tie it back
     

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