WTB: old fish net or run covering

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by albsure, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. albsure

    albsure In the Brooder

    Sep 28, 2009
    Wanted, to cover chicken run 12' x 50': an old fishing net (large) or other suitable material.

    I really don't want to have to spend another $200 on chicken wire and materials... help!
  2. Atlchick

    Atlchick Songster

    Jun 5, 2009
    Grayson, GA
    Suggestion: Check with high schools or 'baseball academies' in your area. Ask if you can have the old batting cage netting when they replace theirs. Also ask about the netting that drapes over the fan section to protect them from foul balls. That's what we use and it is GREAT!
  3. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Crowing

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    Quote:If you are just trying to keep chickens in, then you can use the deer/garden netting from Lowes Hardware. Home Depot has it too, but I think they are a few dollars more. A 7' x 100' roll runs arounD $12. Then a $2 bundle of small zip ties.

    I did this 2 weeks ago and covered a lot about the same size as your for a grand total of $14. I still have more then enough ties to do another couple lots, just need another roll of netting.

    This stuff will NOT keep predators out, but it does keep the chickens in. It does keep the hawks out.


    edited for spelling
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2009
  4. albsure

    albsure In the Brooder

    Sep 28, 2009
    Ingenious! Thanks for the suggestions.

    I'll go look for both of these to see how it can work in our setup.

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