1. mad4horses

    mad4horses Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering if chicken folks can advise me on what material is best to cover my run( has not been built yet). The run will be big enough to hold 25 chickens. Want to keep predators out.Thanks!
     
  2. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will be watching this thread since I need to roof mine as well.
    Hopefully there will be good ideas soon.
     
  3. bj taylor

    bj taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm very interested in this thread too. i have about concluded that i'm going to set poles in a grid pattern (in concrete), i'm guessing about 10 feet apart & stand about 7 feet high (so people can comfortably walk underneath). string tension wire between; then buy shade cloth with grommits to string across the run. my main predator during daylight will be hawks. i think this will help make the chickens invisible from above while providing important shade. the shade cloth is relatively cheap when bought from greenhouse supply stores on-line. the hardest will be setting the poles up. it will look much like home depot has over their plants in areas, only more basic. that's the plan at the moment anyway.
     
  4. ipie68

    ipie68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are we talking about for shade of to keep the chickens in the run
     
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    ipie68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. mad4horses

    mad4horses Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the links. This would be mostly to keep out the predators. We have lots of owls and hawks in our woods!
     
  7. mad4horses

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    This is a good idea also. Thanks to all for your help!
     

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