What do you use for your fencing and run covers?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Noymira, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Noymira

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    I've been looking at poultry netting, welded wire, cage wire- and I am getting confused!

    I'll need something to reinforce around the windows and base of my coop, something to frame out the run walls and something to cover the run from predators.

    I know that I want the strongest for reinforcing the coop and maybe the run walls, but can I go with a lighter weight poultry netting for the run cover?

    What do you use and where do you buy it?
     
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  3. Noymira

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    Quote:Wonderful, thank you!
     
  4. schellie69

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    I use welded wire and hardware cloth, just to make sure that nothing can get into the pen.
     
  5. B'villechicken

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    2x2 welded wire for the run and bird netting for the top.
     
  6. ARose4Heaven

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    B'villechicken :

    2x2 welded wire for the run and bird netting for the top.

    Depends on the size of your birds and/or predators. I have seen an Opposum get through a 2" hole, and drag a chicken back through with him... I was MAD!!!!!

    Most chickens less that 6 weeks old can find a way through a 2" hole. But for adult birds that are only in the run during daylight hours, B'villechicken is correct, the 2x2 welded wire will work for run walls.​
     
  7. Noymira

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    What should I be more concerned about, gauge or the size of the holes?

    Would I want 1/2"x1/2" 19 gauge or 1"x1" 16 gauge for the run walls?
     
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