Questions about Pond Netting

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Amy's Animals, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. Amy's Animals

    Amy's Animals Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a hawk attack last week and almost lost one of my chickens. [​IMG] I need to cover my run now. I went to our local Grange-Coop and found some 25'x25' green-colored pond netting for $27.50. It's pretty lightweight stuff, about the same type of material baling twine is made out of. Would this keep the hawk out? Will it hold some snow? Would this be my best investment or should I get something else? (if so, what?) I need to cover an area approx. 15'x27' and 12'x12'. All tips and advice would be greatly appreciated [​IMG]
     
  2. Amy's Animals

    Amy's Animals Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone?
     
  3. Mr. Peepers

    Mr. Peepers Out Of The Brooder

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    The pond netting is probably polyethylene which is pretty tough stuff and designed to keep large birds like cranes and herons out of ponds. It would take a determined hawk to break through a 1" or even 2" mesh of knotted polyethylene. I use a 2" mesh 25'X25' over my run and have plenty of hawks around. Never lost a chicken to a hawk while using this netting, but I have seen hawks buzz the run and then fly elsewhere.
     
  4. Amy's Animals

    Amy's Animals Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you, altough this stuff wasnt knotted, but i guess i can try it.
     
  5. mlm1965

    mlm1965 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I was using netting a two dogs went thru it and wiped out my whole flock Friday. I will never use this again. It might keep the hawks out but not a big dog. They WILL climb a fence!
     
  6. Amy's Animals

    Amy's Animals Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im sorry for your loss! fortunatley though, we live in a rural area and never have strange dogs pass my chicken coop and if one will and does something to my chickens i promise you ill kill em.
     
  7. Mr. Peepers

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    My netting keeps the hawks out and the chickens in. My electric wires keep dogs out. 9000 volts is pretty effective.
     
  8. Amy's Animals

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    I bet! if it keeps cattle and horses in than dogs wont be a problem and they will only touch it once. [​IMG]
     

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