- May 6, 2015
Hello, I am new to keeping chickens. My father in law surprised me and built a huge beautiful run for my chickens and he used chicken wire. He probably did not know as I did not know until reading up that hardware cloth is a better option. He burried the wire and covered the top as well. My question is some people have told me to just double up and add hardware cloth over the chicken wire and some people have told me to just put electric netting around the run. The house we moved into already had a chicken coop so we have that in the run. Our neighbor told us that the previous owners had free range chickens and they never lost any to predators. They were very lucky but I am not taking that chance, I have definitely seen my fair share of wildlife around here. Any advice would greatly help, I want to keep my girls safe!