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using 30lbs fishing line on top of run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by cw, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. cw

    cw Songster

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    i know it would help keep out hawks but what about owls etc?
  2. jforsness

    jforsness Songster

    Dec 28, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    I must say, I'm confused. How are you using the 30 lb line???[​IMG]
  3. cw

    cw Songster

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    running it acrossed the top of the run
  4. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Yeah i don't see it either, explain more on how you plan to run it. Do intend to weave it or anything, what about spacing?.
  5. cw

    cw Songster

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    i plan to run it across the fence post from side to side maybe make a netting.

    have you ever seen a swimming pool in fl where they do this to keep the wild fowl from the swimming pools?
  6. G Wiz Ranch

    G Wiz Ranch Songster

    Jan 20, 2009
    Lompoc, CA
    I bought a 25'x50' with 2" square holes bird netting from ebay for $45 w/ free shipping. It was simple to install and quick. It is very strong. I tend to do things the easy way. I could just picture using a box of screws or nails to create enough points of contact to make a net, too time consuming.

    How is fishing line in ralation to UV damage?
  7. bockbock2008

    bockbock2008 Why do they call me crazy??

    Dec 30, 2008
    Southwest Indiana
    I used fruit tree netting. Its to keep the birds off the trees. It works well and I think its pretty cheap. Mine was really cheap since it was given to me but I think its only a couple bucks if you go to buy it. It works really well. If you have any seams I used twine from our hay bales to weave it together but the fishing line would work for that.
  8. cw

    cw Songster

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    had not thoght about fruit tree netting. good idea
  9. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    I bought some of this netting for my garden this yr and after I pulled it out of the package I thought this would be great for a run cover. It was big 16'x25' and I paid about $7.00 for it, it is strong, lightweight, easy to use. wow a no brainer.

  10. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm 10 Years

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2009

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