Wood fence as run wall?


10 Years
Mar 5, 2009
Foothills west of Denver
We have had to change the location of our future coop. I am considering putting it up alone the perimeter of our property and using my six foot high wood fence as one of my run walls. I can put hardware cloth along the lower perimeter, and skirt it into the ground to prevent predators from digging under. I also plan on covering over the roof of the run. Do I need to worry about predators coming through the wood boards of the fence? They are all attached pretty snugly, and it's pretty sturdy.


In the Brooder
11 Years
Jun 3, 2008
Houston 77023
I too used a wood board fence as a border for my new run. The mini schnauzer on the other side has killed the resident population of possums, so I just nailed welded wire along the length of the board fence as added separation from her (any dog that can kill possums can chew through a board), and continued the wire fencing along the cyclone fencing between me and my next door neighbor. Added protection can't be a bad thing.

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