Would this idea using PVC pipe work?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by wmcdow, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. wmcdow

    wmcdow Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 25, 2015

    I found this picture on this forum. It's 10 x 10. I'd like to make a 15' by 15' with PVC but instead of the wire she used, I would use hardware cloth. I can only find hardware cloth up to 4 feet tall and I dislike the idea of using a tie to tie the hardware cloth together in the middle. Perhaps I should just wrap the bottom 4' with hardware cloth and put deer netting on the top? Would this be sturdy enough? I live in Mississippi and have a ton of predators that would love to have a chicken dinner. Let me know if you think this would work. Thanks!
  2. peter98

    peter98 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 22, 2015
    yeah it would work just make it really sturdy that is almost the same thing i did with my chickens but the coop is made of pvc and it works great
  3. dheltzel

    dheltzel Overrun With Chickens

    Nov 30, 2013
    Pottstown, PA
    I wouldn't trust deer netting. At least use 2x4 welded wire for the higher parts. Predators can reach through it, but that is less of an issue high up. Welded wire is readily available in 4,5,6 ft high rolls. It clips to hardware cloth or other pieces of welded wire with cage rings. I do this with hardware cloth 2 ft high and the rest 2x4 welded wire and nothing have ever penetrated that.

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