New idea to cover the hen run!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Penske, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. Penske

    Penske Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wanted to share what, I think, is a really great idea!
    My DH is covering our hen run with snow fencing! It looks like a pergola, it's strong and sturdy!

    He installed "beams" and is securing the snow fencing on top of that. Run is 6 feet tall.

    Once EVERYTHING is done, I'll post pics!

    Lisa
     
  2. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow, that's an awesome idea!

    We have 4 huge rolls that are sitting down in the front along the property line. I was wondering what the heck we could use them for.

    I can't wait to see pictures.

    There are *SO* many good ideas here.
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    Em
     
  3. mhoward92

    mhoward92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good idea
     
  4. mamaboyd

    mamaboyd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wonderful idea!! Looking forward to seeing some pics! [​IMG]
     
  5. yankeemtfarm

    yankeemtfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great idea i used it myself, it worked until the nice little raccoon chewed it's way through.

    Plastic fencing works great until you get a predator with sharp teeth, then well it is like nothing is there at all.

    BA
     
  6. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think the OP may be talking about the old-time snow fence, which is the thin wooden slats wired together. I have 4 big rolls of it, and it would have a "pergola" look if it was installed over beams.

    HTH-
    Em
     
  7. yankeemtfarm

    yankeemtfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If that is the situation then it should last forever, we still have some of that old snow fence on the farm. It covers a small area but it has been there over 40 years. Older than i am [​IMG]

    BA
     
  8. Dilly

    Dilly Cooped Up

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    What in the world is snow fence. Please someone post a pic of the material even if not installed. Thanks
     
  9. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

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    Hey Dilly! You must be from somewhere nice and warm if you have never heard of snow fence! Here in Montana most of us have a roll stashed in the barn, garage or carport!
     
  10. Dilly

    Dilly Cooped Up

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    HE HE California nice and sunny most of the time. Our winters are considered good days for yoru guys.
    I still am in the dark and will haev to search it. lol

    Thanks sending some sunshine your way.[​IMG]
     

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