possible coop design???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by stumble_n_mumble, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. stumble_n_mumble

    stumble_n_mumble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    hello everyone. i am building a coop. and i bought about 10 2x4's and i plan on making a pen that is an L shape. i plan on putting chicken wire around the entire thing including the bottom and i am going to submerge the wiring underneath the dirt. i will be housing a silkie chicken and a pekin duck together in the same pen. (they are the only birds i have). what can you suggest that i should put in the pen to satisfy both of their needs??? thanks for your help in advance!!!!!!
     
  2. stumble_n_mumble

    stumble_n_mumble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    any ideas???? [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken wire won't last long being buried.
     
  4. stumble_n_mumble

    stumble_n_mumble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    what would you suggest? im new to the chicken world lol
     
  5. aberfitch

    aberfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you want to keep them in chicken wire is fine. if you want to keep predators out you gotta use galvanized or something a lot stronger than chicken wire.
     
  6. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 5, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    Chicken wire is only good for keeping chickens IN!! It will not keep predators OUT!! You need to use hardware cloth to keep out predators!!

    Good Luck!!
     
  7. Cowboy Joe

    Cowboy Joe Out Of The Brooder

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  8. stumble_n_mumble

    stumble_n_mumble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    i dont have raccoons around me or foxes or mountain lions or anything crazy like that lol. prolly the main concern is cats haha. so i have to use that galvanized stuff?
     

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