Will deer netting work?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by scorwin, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. scorwin

    scorwin Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm still in the planning stage. My coop will be built inside a dog run that will be made secure. It's on a concrete slab. I was wondering if I could stertch deer netting using t-posts out onto dirt and grassy areas to give them more freedom> That way it could be moved around a little. I'd only let them out there when I was around. Most of the area has good cover.
    Thanks.
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Absolutely. However be aware that depending on the breed, some can fly over a 7 foot or more foot fence. And of course if it is not covered, hawk attack is always an issue. But if you are around most of the time and can look in on them occasionally, I don't see why it wouldn't work. [​IMG]
     
  3. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love deer fence!! I have it over all my runs so they dont roost on top of the fence at night and to keep Hawks out. It can be a little annoying putting it up though. [​IMG]

    Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  4. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    I use plastic fencing and have not had any issues.It is great because with T posts or bamboo poles and zip ties I can move their area all over.I have only had issue with them sneaking UNDER the fence,so you might need to use garden stapes to secure the bottom at times.

    I put the below fencing up one morning,and then lol,took it down to put them in the far back yard(flies).
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  5. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh my plastic fencing is 4 feet high and 5o feet long.It was $8 or $10 last year at Lowes,but they doubled the price.The deer fencing was cheaper this year.
     
  6. scorwin

    scorwin Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh good, that seems like a good way to go so that I can move it around a little.
    You guys are a great help : ))
     

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