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Under ground wire for all runs?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 09northernchick, May 17, 2009.

  1. 09northernchick

    09northernchick Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 29, 2009
    My birds will be in their coop at night. Should I still install the meshing under the ground for the run? We have raccoons here but only at night.

    Other than that and the neighbor's dog I can't think of any critters that would want to get in the run.

    So if they are in at night would you still put the meshing under ground?
  2. hensplease

    hensplease Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2009
    san diego
    use concrete footing
  3. crazyhen

    crazyhen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    mtns of ,NC.
    Yes i would use the wire around the run and the coop. The weasels and dogs are BIG problems with chickens . They dig in during the day too. I have not had problems so far and its been nearly a year by using the buried wire. Good luck Gloria Jean
  4. 09northernchick

    09northernchick Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 29, 2009
  5. OrpingtonHopeful

    OrpingtonHopeful Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2009
    No to hijack, but What is the best way to do this?

    We are about to start construction on our coop and run and I have seen a lot about putting wire floors in, but how deep do you bury it, attach it to your run, what kind of mesh wire do you use for this part of the run?

    Now off to post another thread about finishing the inside of the coop's walls...

    Thank you all!

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