Secure run: to bury or not to bury?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by UrbanEnthusiast, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. UrbanEnthusiast

    UrbanEnthusiast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2012
    Port Orford, Oregon
    I have heard some folks say that you have to bury hardware cloth horizontally underneath your entire run if you want it to be secure from digging predators. But this video linked below from the University of Iowa says all you have to do is bury fencing vertically around the perimeter, 12" down and 6" "toed out." I'm inclined to try the easier route first. What do y'all think? Tell me your experiences with digging predators.

  2. Cyan929

    Cyan929 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 20, 2016
    I plan on going the aproning route, which is doing the perimeter. I have seen different variations on how deep and how far it needs to extend, but seems like that should do the trick for most predators.
  3. Lady M

    Lady M Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2014
    Central Washington
    I'm turning out old hog pen into the new chicken area. So I've got about 8" deep burried fencing lined with borders, the hogs never got out, so I'm banking on that from letting predators IN. haha. Hope it works out! [​IMG]
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