Wire Skirt Help


In the Brooder
10 Years
Apr 15, 2009
San Francisco East Bay
My chicks are burrowing under the sill of the aviary run of the coop, has anyone run a wire skirt on the inside to prevent this? Any suggestions to prevent the digging along the sides?
My neighbor didn't do a skirt, but she put hardware cloth under the run and then covered it with a few inches of soil. I know many folks here at BYC like skirts to keep predators out, but they put them on the outside.

If you just need a temp fix, how about bricks around the edges?
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This is a page showing how we buried the cloth


Another possibility is to make a floor of hardware cloth and cover it with earth.

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