predator proofing run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by abhaya, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    I am not sure what to do for predators that might burrow under the fence and get into my run. I will have silkies in the run.
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    I imagine you are aware that many predators can climb over a fence.

    You can attach wire to the bottom of your fence and bury it about 18 inches, but there is a much easier way. Attach about 18" of wire, I use 2" x 4" welded wire, to the bottom of the wire around your run and coop, then lay it horizontal on the ground. If you want, you can remove about 2" of sod and bury the wire under that sod. The idea is that the predator goes up to the fence and starts digging. It hits the wire and does not know to back up.
  3. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
    Quote:This is nearly exactly what I did. I buried it about 12" at the outside edge. My run is covered too. [​IMG]
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

  5. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    [​IMG] cool thank u very much
  6. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

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