1. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    I need some help on what I can use to divide my hopefully new pens with.
    My family put an offer in on a house today and this house comes with what will be MY poultry barn. IMy plan is to have it like the breeder coop style the thing is I want to cheaper fence on the dividers between the pens. the out side fence will either be Chainlink or 2x4 wire fence.
    I'm thinking about putting those between the pens. It'll be layed out laying hens then the ducks and then the show baties. Which will work best to seperate the pens?
    Don't look at the prices it's all different lenthgs.
    A) http://www.lowes.com/pd_157766-13113-60075135_4294817820_4294937087_?productId=3159301&Ns=p_product_prd_lis_ord_nbr|0||p_product_quantity_sold|1&pl=1&currentURL=%2Fpl_GardenUtility%2BFencing_4294817820_4294937087_%3FNs%3Dp_product_prd_lis_ord_nbr%7C0%7C%7Cp_product_quantity_sold%7C1&facetInfo=

    B)
    http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?partNumber=157764-13113-72121128&langId=-1&storeId=10151&productId=3159299&catalogId=10051&cmRelshp=req&rel=nofollow&cId=PDIO1

    C)
    http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?partNumber=43226-16418-313650&langId=-1&storeId=10151&productId=3160329&catalogId=10051&cmRelshp=req&rel=nofollow&cId=PDIO1


    D)
    http://www.lowes.com/pd_43973-16418-293625_0__?productId=3160339&Ntt=hardwire+cloth&pl=1&currentURL=%2Fpl__0__s%3FNtt%3Dhardwire%2Bcloth&facetInfo=

    E)
    http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?partNumber=218929-16418-838929&langId=-1&storeId=10151&productId=3159919&catalogId=10051&cmRelshp=req&rel=nofollow&cId=PDIO1
    Or
    should I just use the chainlink all the way down?
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2011
  2. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    I am very new but I used the black plastic cheap stuff between pens only! It seems to be working fine for me. I have it all the way up and I don't even have the seam sealed and still no escapes. The 2x4 would not hold chicks in and I would not think the plastic poultry netting would either. I may change my mind down the road but it has been up for several months and I like it just fine. I did have to put a 2x4 across the bottom to hold it down, so they could dig under to get to the other side. Easy to put up too.
     
  3. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    Quote:I don't plan on chicks (for now) and if I do I'll put Hardwire cloth up. Thanks for your input.
     
  4. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    Quote:I don't plan on chicks (for now) and if I do I'll put Hardwire cloth up. Thanks for your input.

    The plastic netting with the small squares would hold chicks in...I hope...that is next on my chicken list, hatching my own babies [​IMG]
     
  5. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2011
    Cairo Ga.
    Hi from Ga. I use 2x4 welded wire and in my grow pen I use 1" square welded wire on the bottom 12"s. Plastic will work but I would worry about its stability. I can see using plastic netting on the overhead to keep the birds in. [​IMG]
     
  6. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    Thanks for the input. If we get this house I'll post before during and after pictures after it's done. I want a cement floor but I don't know if I'll be able to affored it. I think the building is at least 40' long and 8' wide.
     
  7. LaurelRidgeDreams

    LaurelRidgeDreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've used B- the green plastic poultry fencing. Works great but needs to be supported. We used step in fence posts about every 8 feet and tied the fencing with twist ties, also sold at Lowes in a roll. Our pen is on a slope. If your land is flat, less supports might work.
     
  8. beagletack

    beagletack Out Of The Brooder

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    I have used the 3/4 in. plastic deer net. It is very strong and its light weight . Very easy to put up and take down if need be !
     
  9. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Quote:Ditto. The deer fencing is perfect. Easy to handle, relatively inexpensive, by the foot, although a 100' roll is $75. It's light weight, easy to handle and can be put up with zip ties or staple gun. I divide my barn with as the flock changes and my needs change. Like it around the garden too. The deer have not bothered it.
     
  10. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    Thanks everyone. I came up with a great plan. I will use wood for 2' high and deer or plastic poultry fence the other 4'. It'll make it so much easier to hide birds I bring home that way.
     

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