Okay, I need suggestions

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jonathansenn, May 12, 2009.

  1. jonathansenn

    jonathansenn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2009
    East Dublin, GA
    I don't have enough chicken wire to run some of it underground. The easiest solution would be to by more chicken wire, but I was wondering if I could build up the dirt around the bottom to compensate for the lack of chicken wire. The wire goes to the ground right now with a 6in overlap on the ground. What do you think? (besides I should have started from the bottom. Look I'm left handed we do things backwards to fit into your right handed society [​IMG] )
  2. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    we didn't put our wire into the dirt. I have had no problems but we also live in the suburbs.

    If your out in rurual area's i would do it, building dirt should work.
  3. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    What about a 2X4 or 2X6 treated lumber around the bottom edge of the coop run?
  4. badnfluinz

    badnfluinz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Viola, Illinois
    I just finished my coop and it is not in the ground and live in a rural area. What I did is around the coop was an old flower bed that had landscaping bricks, I took those and lined the fenceline, interlocking them together. It will keep the chickens from going under but prob not stop anything from coming in if they wanted. But I also have a husky and a great pyrenese running the property too so that helps keeping the critters away

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