Pen Wire..

arherp

Songster
10 Years
Sep 29, 2009
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Hey guys! I have decided to make another row of pheasant pens. I have plenty of chicken wire, and it is also a lot cheaper than the 1X2 as well. Do you guys think I would have predator problems using it in an unfenced, unguarded rural area? I am fine paying the extra money for good wire, but only if it is necessary
 

JJMR794

Crowing
10 Years
Mar 2, 2009
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BROOKSVILLE FL
GAMEBIRDS READILY ATTRACT PREDATORS, NO DENYING THAT. Y'ALL HAVE A BEJESUS LOAD OF COYOTE, FOX, COONS, EVEN MINK UP THERE... I PERSONALLY LINE THE BOTTOM OF THE PEN WALLS WITH ROOFING METAL... ITS DUG DOWN INTO THE GROUND AND EXTENDS UP ABOUT 2+FT FROM THE GROUND... HELPS TO PROTECT THE BIRDS FROM PREDATORS, AS WELL AS A BIOLOGICAL BARRIER IF OTHER DOMESTIC POULTRY IS NEARBY, AND WORKS AS A VISUAL DETERRENT FOR MALES... I WANT THE BOYS CHASIN HENS, NOT FIGHTING EACH OTHER THRU THE FENCE. I USE STANDARD 1 INCH CHICKEN WIRE FOR FENCING ON THE WALLS, AND PHEASANT NETTING ON THE TOP, PERSONALLY I HAVE FOUND THIS CONSTRUCTION TO WORK BEST FOR ME... YOUR RESULTS MAY VARY

THIS IS ACTUALLY MY WOODDUCK AVIARY BUT YOU CAN SEE WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT IN THE PIC IF THAT HELPS???

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JJMR794

Crowing
10 Years
Mar 2, 2009
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BROOKSVILLE FL
YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT A ROW OF PENS... THIS WOULD WORK WELL FOR YOU, ALLOWS MAXIMUM USE OF MATERIALS AS YOU CAN USE AS MANY COMMON WALLS AS POSSIBLE AND THE METAL WORKS AS THE VISUAL BARRIER TO KEEP THE LADS FROM GOING AT EACH OTHER
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