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

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    With walls made of 36" steel-reinforced concrete... [​IMG]


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  3. ravenfeathers

    ravenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    it depends whether you have bears [​IMG]


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  5. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
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    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
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    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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