Quick , cheap & ez run cover ..photo

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by melissa508, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. melissa508

    melissa508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not only do i have a coyote issue..but red tailed hawks now. I was strapped for time & just wanted to get the birds out of the barn again-

    So..we did this to the 30 x 30 pen in less than an hr, we had all the materials so we didnt have to spend a dime.

    1 spool of twine..black would be nicer
    zip ties..yah day-glo doesnt look very nice
    deer nettting..
    staple nails ?
    some blank cd's hung & strewn randomly on the top..

    we nailed the twine doubled to the barn, then connected it to the fence posts ( theyre metal , but we put wood to make them taller.
    then we connected more twine, sorta like a spider web.

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    The german shephard works best for deterring predators..but when she is in napping..they strike!

    Then we opened up the doubled netting , layed it acress & down the sides & connected them where they joined- voila!...hawk proof..well i hope so anyways. Its some strong deer netting, i cant imagine a hawk getting through it

    We couldnt do anything heavy-duty becuase of the ledge..we tried renting a jackhammer & they said no way..not on granite. So thats why the fence poles are spaced unevenly & some are crooked- a nitemare finding a spot btween the ledge to get them in the ground.

    For the middle we had a post with feet from our old screen room..its up on a outdoor chair for now, we will replace it with stacked cinder blocks & place the bottom in the hole & fill with dirt for better stability.
     
  2. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Necessity is the mother of invention after all!! Ya do, what ya gotta do, when ya gotta do it!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Very adaptive, congrats on the good idea!
     
  4. karl lutz

    karl lutz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am, Impressed I have seen owls aroiund my place but so far they havent hunted my flock! thank God!
     
  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Great job, Melissa508! It looks effective.
     
  6. melissa508

    melissa508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we also have owl's ..big white ones, great horned & couple others
     
  7. chicken stalker

    chicken stalker TOS Rocks!

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    Where did you get deer netting that large or did you piece it together?
     
  8. melissa508

    melissa508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i joined it together with zip ties
     

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