Run coverings

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by max13077, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. max13077

    max13077 Songster

    What would be a good covering for a pen about 15' by 20'? I think fence would be a little $$$ but if that's the best, that's what my girls will get![​IMG] I plan on clipping, but with the number of hawks I've seen around the past couple of years....I'm not trusting it. [​IMG]
  2. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    I plan on using camo netting if I can find it cheap enough......I used bird netting on mine also.......
  3. max13077

    max13077 Songster

    Hey! I like the camo idea! [​IMG] I'll have to take a look. Where do you get the bird netting?
  4. Jillylam

    Jillylam Songster

    Mar 16, 2007
    Kingwood, NJ
    I originally used deer netting over my run (16' x 30'). Around the same time that hawks started appearing, the deer netting was developing tears and holes. I switched over to the green plastic chicken wire. It sags when loaded up with ice/snow so I put a few poles up with boards on top - like T's to help rain run off of it. So far it's been great. It was expensive but - no more rips or worries.
  5. chickflick

    chickflick Crowing

    Mar 10, 2007
    DH found good netting at a Sports Store. Check out your local stores!

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