something to put over my run

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by creaturelife, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. creaturelife

    creaturelife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i m look to get some wire or netting to put over my run so that no raccoon or hawk can get in i m looking for some thing that will not cost much to do this i dont have much money to get any thing crazy high i just got my run for the duck the other day i had to kick my pigs out to a new pen
     
  2. ducksinarow

    ducksinarow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use mesh shade tarps that I bought off ebay. It keeps the hawks and owls out; however, it would not keep out raccoons though. You could buy old kennel sections from a metal recycling center. I plan on doing that this spring when I move my pen. Or use hog panels with wire attached.
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Old kennel sections might work, and wrap the edges strong and snug - perhaps a good gauge wire.

    I use coated 2"x3" fence across the top.
     
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  4. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    I have one run covered we used 2x4's and wooden lattice then i put wire on top of that. it's solid, no coon has ever gotten in and it's been tested lol
     
  5. creaturelife

    creaturelife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thx im going to look into all this stuff and see what is going to work over my run i went out side this morning and i had 5 ducks out they never got out until i add new ducks to the flock i also have great news i m going to be able to get me some new duckling this year from a hatchery cant wait i m trying to pick a real good laying breed that will lay some when my muscovy and mallard are not laying
     
  6. DuckyGurl

    DuckyGurl Overrun With Chickens

    I've used snow fence before. I don't think it would keep coons out, but hawks for sure. Is it a 24/7 run? Because then I'd go with wire for sure....
     
  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I use something that was sold to keep deer out of gardens - it is more like a netting - stretched across the top of the tea garden. That seems to discourage hawks.
     
  8. creaturelife

    creaturelife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i m going to use it as a 24/7 run
     
  9. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    If they'll have access overnight you'll need it super heavy duty.
     

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