netting over run

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

  1. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

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

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    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 Songster

    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 Songster

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

    annrich Songster

    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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