run floor/bottom ?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by abhaya, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    I am building a coop for my silkies with an attached run for them. when I bought the farm there were several rolls of chicken wire laying around. Here is the question If I put down several layers of chicken wire and allow grass to grow up and anckor it will it hold up against predators? it will be staked down as well
     
  2. OldSchoolBackyard

    OldSchoolBackyard Out Of The Brooder

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    Chicken wire will rust quickly and almost dissolve into the ground. Then you have little bits of rusted wire laying around and that ain't good! From experience, I would look into other options.
     
  3. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    Thanks thats what I needed to know
     
  4. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    I used 2"x4" welded wire I had left over from fencing(for bunny tractor). It's cheaper than hardware cloth and the holes are big enough to let him graze.
     

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