Please Help Me Figure Out How To Put Hawk Netting Over This Run!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by redhen, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I had a sweet hen killed today by a hawk. I KNOW i need hawk netting..but i cant figure out how to add netting to this weird run shape... thanks for any advice..
    OOh dont mind the goose attack..hes a little stinker.. [​IMG] He goosed me pretty darn good too! [​IMG]

    Here is a video of the pen area...


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  2. barngem

    barngem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Might need to post a little better pic. One that shows the whole run area. Might have to put up posts like they do for fly pens and suspend the netting from the posts.
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Hi! Its a video...click on it..he hee [​IMG]
     
  4. hottexaschick

    hottexaschick Out Of The Brooder

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    I used those smallish screw in hooks from the hardware store under the eves of the roof. I can't tell if yours is all metal or if you have any wood that you could screw into.
    Then I hooked deer netting to it and pulled it over the run. You can either hook it to the fencing or add a few nails to the wood.
    HTH
     
  5. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

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    You could also try the fishing line with CDs attached to it.. Ive heard folks say it works really well... Sorry about your hen...
     
  6. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

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    That might be difficult. It looks like it goes downhill? You might be able to use the coop as a starting point- drape from coop roof to top of fence. You should be able to attach it to the trees without having to go around them. I used twine to attach the netting to trees.

    and .. LOL at the bad goose. You stayed prety still while he was attacking LOL
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:thanks! Hubby put up cds today..i hope they help some!
    never thought of fishing line.. that may be an idea...
     
  8. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

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    I'll try to find the post about it.. They used the fishing line and crisscrossed it over the run with a cd every foot or so...
     
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:hee hee..i'm used to his antics..I always try to stand my ground and make him submit. Sometimes i loose though.. [​IMG]
    Yeah..thats the problem...it goes down hill...its just a hard area to cover... [​IMG]
     
  10. ruffles

    ruffles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Protection from Hawks, when you say fishing line, I can only picture on long say string. Do you mean playing cd's

    I may have to put up protection from Hawks, so this is timely

    Sandi
    Southeastern Massachusetts
     

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