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polly tunnel

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by worms7, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been gifted by a mate of mine 15ftx8ft polly tunnel
    with a full door at each end the tunnel is about 7ft high
    can i use the green cover it comes with it has 6 vents
    or should I cover with hardware/wellded mesh
    cheers
     
  2. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any help please
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  3. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    It depends a lot on what predators are going to want chicken for dinner.
    Personally I think it is a wonderful gift. I would use it and add some welded wire on the inside to keep critters from breaking and entering.

    Be sure to thank that friend of yours. It is a super gift!
     
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  4. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If i am going to cover my polly tunnel in wellded mesh should i go for 1inch x 0.5 16g
    Cheers
     
  5. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or should i go smaller
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  6. Brookliner

    Brookliner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would go for 1/2 " hardware cloth. That will keep mice and mink/weasels out.
     
  7. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    We have the tiniest mice here. They go right through the 1/2 by 1/2 cloth. Personally strength is important to keep the larger more damaging things out. I would use the stronger wire. But that is just me.
     

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