New coop and run post/question on fencing for chickens & cat

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by KDOGG331, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a good thought but as long as ur coop is secure u shouldn't have a problem as I have had chickens for over a year and nothing got in and I even let the windows open sometimes but they have chicken wire over them as I don't really know if it would be easier to work with as dog kennels have doors in them to allow u to open and close as needed instead of climbing over the fence but I guess u could put in a gate but that just adds to the cost as then hardware cloth and chicken wire is expensive for how big of a run you are wanting to build when u could take two or more large dog kennels that have been used for probably cheaper
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't really think you would need it but instead of buying another dog kennel for that I would just use the hardware cloth or chicken wire and make a small fenced in area
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a website I found for used dog kennels in your area that is being sold for up to 70 percent off
     
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    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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    Thanks so much for all your help! I think you're right that getting dog kennels would be cheaper so I'll definitely keep looking! And yeah, I think I'll definitely build something for the cat a d probably skip the extra wire on it.

    And thank you for looking! Though there is no second link on the last post.

    Thanks again
     
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    If you do your run completely out of HC (which makes sense to me), just make sure it is adequately supported with your posts.

    I am building a 8x16' raised coop and am going to attach a hoop-style run using cattle panels overlaid with HC and a wooden base. I'm still considering whether or not I want to bury 18" of HC around the perimeter or just "floor" the run with a larger mesh wire since I plan on doing deep litter method anyway. Right now flooring it with wire (attached to the wood base) is winning over digging a trench in frozen ground...



    Cats will climb out of a fenced area. Enclosing it on top would probably be the least expensive route? For a larger area you could use something like Purrfect fence or coyote rollers--I've looked into these options because I do cat rescue and eventually I'm going to need some outdoor sanctuary space for those that aren't adoptable and need outdoor access.
     
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    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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    I'll definitely make it's secure!

    And oh I like that idea of making the floor, seems much easier hahah digging in frozen ground is definitely a no go lol

    As for the cat thing, yeah I was definitely thinking of roofing it but not sure what with. Coyote rollers seem like a cool idea though but i wouldn't know where to get them plus I plan on having tall furniture and stuff so she could probably jump over so I think I'll just put a roof on it.
     
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    Oops sorry I forgot to get the pics I will just get them in the morning if I think about it or at least sometime tomarrow
     
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    [quote name="KDOGG331" url="/t/1081599/new-coop-and-run-post-question-on-fencing-for-chickens-cat/10#post_16549749". Coyote rollers seem like a cool idea though but i wouldn't know where to get them[/quote]

    You can buy them pre-made or make them yourself out of two sizes of PVC pipe and a tension wire. The roof will be easier and probably cheaper. :)
     
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    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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    That's okay! Get them whenever you can :)


    You can buy them pre-made or make them yourself out of two sizes of PVC pipe and a tension wire. The roof will be easier and probably cheaper. :)[/quote]

    Thanks for the info! Didn't realize I could make them myself. But yeah will probably go with a roof
     

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