Need to cover my chicken yard - netting?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by amy elizabeth, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. amy elizabeth

    amy elizabeth New Egg

    Sep 15, 2008
    My chicken yard is approx. 20 Ft by 40 ft - is there an inexpensive solution other than buying fight netting that is running about $300? I am trying to protect my flock from a Hawk and now must keep them confined all day. [​IMG]
  2. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't know how tall yor fence is but have you considered fishing line filament? It would take awhile to string it back and forth across the top. I'd lace in a few shiney cd or old dvd discs while you were at it for extra emphasis to the predator. We use the filament wire around our garden to deture deer. And I have been thinking of lacing it over my coop too.
  3. waynesgarden

    waynesgarden Feathers of Steel

    Mar 30, 2008
    Oxford County
    You can get 3/4" polypropylene bird mesh from garden supply places. You'll have to string support wires to support it. For around 25 bucks you can get a 28'X 28' piece so you should be able to protect your birds for about $50 bucks.

    (A lot cheaper than the hardware cloth I covered mine with but I also have raccoons and fishers to contend with.)

  4. hottexaschick

    hottexaschick Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 2, 2008
    Collin County, Texas
  5. hoosier

    hoosier Chillin' With My Peeps


    I am in the process of covering my run due to hawks. :mad:
    I decided to go with monofilament and CDs because I have heard horror stories about netting and snow load. I don't know where you are located, so I don't know if that would be a factor.
  6. Kajunbanty

    Kajunbanty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    You can find bird netting on ebay in all sizes but one that is 25x50 sells for $29.99. I got mine from there and it was easy to install with a heavy duty staple gun.
  7. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:Can you please post a pic of what that might look like ?
  8. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    I also use the deer netting from Lowes. If you are in southern Arizona it should work fine for you and it's cheap, but I did have a problem with snow last year. Though I think I would with anything since it was very wet large flaked heavy snow. I have a serious problem with hawks and owls and it works great for me. No more losses since putting it up.
  9. jubylives

    jubylives Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2007
    Central Iowa

    May I suggest this? [​IMG][​IMG]:D

  10. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:Deer netting ? not familiar with that . I shop lowes all the time and bought several different kinds of wire but don't think its called deer netting ... ANY PICS ?

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