Newbie first coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Arlo, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. Arlo

    Arlo Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone

    I have started building my first coop is it safe for me to enclose the run with plastic mesh or should I use welded wire? Pics comming...

    Thanks
    Arlo
     
  2. TundraChick

    TundraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure where you are but you need to know what your predators are. Plastic mesh will keep out pest birds, thats about it.
     
  3. Arlo

    Arlo Out Of The Brooder

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    Humm

    I was afraid of that I live in the woods and I do have coons and other not so nice predators so I guess I should take it off and purchase the welded wire.
     
  4. Arlo

    Arlo Out Of The Brooder

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    Last edited: Sep 15, 2007
  5. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just put some 2x3 or 1x2 over that then nothing can get through and chicks cant stick heads out [​IMG]
     
  6. schlitch

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    I'm on my way to purchase another small roll of hardware cloth after work today to encircle the bottom of my run with. I had one of my little ones stick their head through the wire over the weekend and had that uh-oh moment. [​IMG]
     
  7. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have had those ut oh moments myself. Just like kids...they stick their heads and appendages in places they shoudn't.
     

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