Need "roof" advice for our run!

AmandaKyle

Songster
5 Years
Apr 13, 2014
385
56
131
Northeast
We are in the process of building our run. The coop itself going to be completely enclosed within the run. The walls of the run are hardware cloth and are about 5 and 1/2 feet high. We are unsure of how to cover the run to keep the chickens safe. It seems like covering the run with hardware cloth will be pretty difficult as it's not that easy to work with. Does anyone have any suggestions on something that is easy to work with, protective, and esthetically pleasing? Pictures of your runs would be great too! Thank you!
 

IttyBiddyRedHen

Songster
8 Years
Jul 30, 2011
1,099
101
211
East coast

We ordered bird netting from amazon to cover our 30'x 30' run. It is not completely predator proof, but for flying predators, hawks, it is enough to dissuade them. Of course, alot depends on your winters too,....if ice and snow are factors.
Our birds have a locked and secure coop in the building that their pen is next to.


 
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