Run cover option to think about

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MTchick, May 3, 2007.

  1. MTchick

    MTchick Songster

    Feb 2, 2007
    Western Montana
    I just got my anti-hawk netting in the mail that I bought on Ebay. I know that it has not yet stood the test of time, but it feels really sturdy, looks pretty good, and was quite reasonably priced. I bought 20x32ft but it looks more like about 20x40 now that it is laid out on the lawn. There are a few small tears in it (the net is a used fishing net) but nothing serious that I can't fix with zip-tie or some string. It is pretty heavy duty stuff, and I know I will feel better knowing that the hawks around here will never be able to get through to my birds while I'm at work all day.

    If anyone wants to look at this netting for themself, it is the " Used Nautical Fish Net" that this Ebay seller has lots of sizes and shapes of ...

    a bonus, I could go fishing with the leftovers [​IMG]

  2. hugh I will have to check it out, we used bird netting but I am kinda uncomfortable about how easily it seems to tear. Thanks for the tip [​IMG]
  3. peacebird

    peacebird Songster

    Apr 12, 2007
    We used bird netting but it stretches and sags. I wouldn't recommend it. We are looking into tying it in the middle and throwing the rope over a tree branch to hold it up better.....
  4. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I bought the garden netting from lowes and I've had it on my pen for 4 years now and it works great I think it was around $5 or $6 bucks a section. I used around 6 to cover my run. My chicken run is set up between two horse pastures so the run is about 12' x 40' Plus I brought it on down the sides of run too. I was thinking of going all the way to bottom of pen so the baby chicks can't get out of the fencing.

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