In the Brooder
11 Years
Mar 15, 2008
Well, my 30 some odd chicks will arrive in two weeks, so I think it may be time to start on the chicken house
We have pretty much decided a plan for the house, but are still uncertain about the yard. The house will be 12x12 with a roofed "deck" of the same dimensions for rainy days. The yard will be about 25x25 and covered to keep out our "friendly" neighborhood hawks. We would like to know what you all use/suggest for fencing materials, both wire and posts. I am told we have weasles, martins, and mountain lion as well as racoon, opossom, skunk, and fox
I guess it comes with living along a river in the middle of the woods.

Thanks for your help!


12 Years
Mar 28, 2007
Quote:id use 12 gauge welded wire for the bury it 4in deep in the use wood posts for the corners an gate post.remember to make your digg the postholes 30in deep an concrete post in ground.youll need atlest 8ft wood put 7ft tall steel t post every 5ft.

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