Thatch Rolls for a thatch roof

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by dixygirl, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In search of an easy way to roof my aviary i tossed around aviary netting but now i am thinking about thatch rolls
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    It is solidly woven on the back and 30 inch high rolls and up to 60 feet wide. I would run a piece of wire across every 2 feet and tie it on the wire. Start on the bottom and carry it across. Then put each row 2 feet above the other and overlapping the one below by 6 inches.

    I believe it would be pretty predator proof. And pretty unique too!
    Any ideas on this?
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2008
  2. Nuggetsowner:)

    Nuggetsowner:) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Reminds me of a swim up bar in Mexico!! Sorry, I just can't picture a thatched roof on a run. Maybe its cause I live in Minnesota!!
     
  3. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] They have those roofs in Asia a lot too. I was considering it for my Pekin ducks. They were originally bred in China so the theme would have gone together [​IMG]

    I decided it would not work though because the site is too shady already and that would have made it too dark [​IMG]
    I still want to use it for something though. :| It would feel like you are on vacation in your own yard. All you would need then would be some Mai Tais with a tall straw and a recliner. [​IMG]
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    PS I believe it would be fairly predator resistant though
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2008
  4. thornberryvillage

    thornberryvillage Out Of The Brooder

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    I LIKE IT!!!

    I wouldn't use it on my coop, but I'm building an outdoor smoker/hibachi/cooker/kabob pit/eating area, and I like that!

    Where do you get it and how expensive is it?

    Bob
     
  5. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found it on Ebay type in thatch rolls. [​IMG]
     
  6. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A coon would go though that like a hot knive thogugh butter.
     

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