Newbie from Western Washington

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by scott6150, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. scott6150

    scott6150 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, all! Just got our first ever chicks on Sunday. The home we bought last March has an existing chain link dog run, which we are converting to their run. We are covering it with 2 by 4 welded wire, which we're also putting under the perimeter. Someone on here said chain link won't keep raccoons out. Thoughts? Thanx!
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Coons can reach through chain link, and even chicken wire, to grab and kill birds. Hardware cloth is best to use on the lowest 2-3 feet of your pen.
     
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  3. scott6150

    scott6150 Out Of The Brooder

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    Great advice, 1muttsfan! Thanx
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - congratulations on your new birds. The hardware cloth will be a needed addition. Coons will reach through the chain link and conceivably wreak havoc.
     
  9. redsoxs

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    Howdy from Kansas, scott6150, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our flock. I agree with previous posts regarding the necessity of hardware cloth! Good luck and have fun with your birds!
     
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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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