netting for top of coop/run?!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by anndee, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. anndee

    anndee In the Brooder

    Sep 17, 2007
    seattle, wa
    hello -
    wondering if anyone has any suggestions for some sort of way to enclose my hens without disturbing the real feel of being free range when they are not out in the yard with me. i am very new to the hen thing, new in last 2 weeks! the hens seem to be adjusting very well so far.
    i have a long side yard, perfect spot for my 3 hens, a long run with 3 different enclosures, high fence at one end, but maybe only 3 1/2 feet high at other fences.
    i have found the smallest of the three only once stuck on the other side of the fence, wanting back in, but i guess she couldn't hop back over. i think they roost on the fence,...
    i have clipped their wings, but realize they can get out. of course i don't want them to get out and have a predator get at them.
    i was thinking some sort of netting to attach from one side to the other from roof line to edge of fence.
    not sure where i would get that sort of netting, and am on the hunt!!!
    thanks so much,
  2. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    I got Deer Netting from Lowes. The roll is 7ft X 100 ft. for 14.00.
  3. Bisqit&Gravy

    Bisqit&Gravy Songster

    Mar 14, 2008
    We have netting over our chickens yard. Got it at the co-op. It was for trees I think? It works great!! We ended up using pvc pipes as post around the inside to help hold the net up. Didn't bother me but the hubby had to walk around ducked down..haha
  4. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:NOT familiar with deer netting , got a pic of the netting and maybe a pic of your run ?
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2008
  5. TheKidAndDame

    TheKidAndDame Songster

    Aug 11, 2007
    Gator Nation, FL
    Just put up netting over my run. I got two packages of bird netting (used to keep birds from destroying your flowers) at Tractor Supply for $25 each. Each package will cover a 25X28 ft area. It has worked well so far and it is barely visible from a short distance.
  6. steven11788

    steven11788 Songster

    Jun 13, 2008
    hickory Nc
    i got chicken netting over one of my coops [​IMG]
  7. mylilchix

    mylilchix Songster

    Hmmm, so if you're trying to keep hawks or even raccoons out what would be better on top of the run chicken wire our some type of bird or deer netting?


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