Predator-Proof Run - How would you build it

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by joebryant, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    If you were starting a new run, and you wanted it safer than Fort Knox, how would you build it?
  2. MicMoo

    MicMoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    With walls made of 36" steel-reinforced concrete... [​IMG]

  3. ravenfeathers

    ravenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    this is in imaginary world where money is no object?

    i'd go with 4x4 support structures. the fence/roof would be 100% 1/4"x1/4" hardware cloth with two feet buried and set in concrete. also, i'd have a floodlight on motion sensor on the coop. finally, a couple of strands of high tensile hot wire around the outside to keep out the bears.

    well, i can dream, can't i?
  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    it depends whether you have bears [​IMG]

  5. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Hmm..haven't thought about all of it, but if I could afford to, I would double fence it [​IMG] Like they do with dog kennels or zoo enclosures [​IMG]
  6. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    Heck Joe, if you've already spent 2K on the coop, what's another 20 C-notes for the run? [​IMG]

    I'm thinking platinum hardware cloth may be the way to go to insure you don't come in under budget . [​IMG]

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