Those with hardware cloth aprons around your coop--a question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Concordmommy, May 1, 2009.

  1. Concordmommy

    Concordmommy Songster

    Apr 7, 2009
    What stakes do you use to secure it? Or do you use them at all? I was thinking to stake it down and then put some 12 inch pavers on top of that. will that be enough? not sure what to stake it with though.

  2. mygor

    mygor In the Brooder

    Mar 2, 2009
    Mount Perry , Ohio
    You could cut some wire clothes hangers in half. You would have 2 stakes per hanger. Then put pavers on top of the stakes.
  3. ducks4you

    ducks4you Songster

    Jan 20, 2009
    East Central Illinois
    If you are putting 12" pavers you're doing double duty.
    The Outside hardware cloth is to be buried 3-4 inches below ground in order to keep out predators which will attempt to bury UNDER to run.

    The only purpose of the hardware cloth INSIDE the run is to keep in the tiny baby chickies. it is to be bent vertical to the inside wall and secured.

    Don't need no stakes...or badgers

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