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netting over run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by AtRendeAcres, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    can I use garden netting over run?
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    If by garden netting, you mean "bird" netting.....sure. Thats what I use...however, if you have large predators, coons possum....they can tear right through that stuff.
  3. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I've used the garden netting for over 5 years and never had a problem. I had a hawk come down last week to scoop up one of my girls and he got caught in the netting for over 5 minutes. It never ripped I doubled checked it to make sure. So far I've not had a problem with the raccoons or possums getting past it. But I do keep a trap set at all times maybe thats why.
  4. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    would racoons climb to top of fence? (if it were a 5 or 6ft fence?
  5. annrich

    annrich Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2007
    Western NY
    Yes !! The racoons here climb in the trees and try to get into my 8 ft. dog run to get dog food.

    I have an enclosed top on my chicken run. Made from the same chicken wire from the sides of the run. Dh made a door on top that swings up so i can get a rake in there to clean, and put extra water.

    Good Luck
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2007

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