Tenax Poutry Fence

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mommto3kiddos, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. mommto3kiddos

    mommto3kiddos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone used the Tenax Poultry Fence?? We got it over the weekend at Lowes (50 ft for $24).. Its super hard to break or cut, but Im nervous since it is plastic..

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  2. little brown hen

    little brown hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have used it to keep them out of my garden.
     
  3. dbounds10

    dbounds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you planning to use it for your run? If so, I would say the large openings are asking for a coon or other nasty varmit to reach through the holes a grab a chicken. I have not seen this first hand but have heard on here that once they grab one, they jerk it through the holes a piece at a time. Yuck.

    The rule of thumb I have learned on these boards is chicken wire is only used to keep chickens out of something/somewhere and not to keep predators out. I know its expensive but 1/4 or 1/2 in hardware cloth is the way to go.
     
  4. Bi0s

    Bi0s Chillin' With My Peeps

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    be good for the roof on the run
     
  5. Carols Clucks

    Carols Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we used that for the garden to keep them out of the raspberries
     
  6. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Raccoons and dogs will bite through it if they wish to.

    If it is important to you to have a fence material that carnivores can't slice thru with their teeth, then I would avoid it.

    If you are just trying to keep different chickens separate or protect raspberries, it is fine [​IMG]

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  7. sben451

    sben451 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use that type of fencing to make separate areas in my coop--such as now when I have chicks growing out at different ages. It's easy to put up, take down, keeps chicks in their area. But I would not recommend using it for the outer fencing on your coop or run. I don't think it would hold up to a racoon or dog who wanted to break in. [​IMG]
     
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I use it, but only as a liner along my other fencing on the interior run walls so the roos can't stick their heads thru and fight. It won't stop a predator from getting thru if that's the only fencing.
     

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