As you can see in the pictures, my coop is up against the woods. Right after I finished building the coop, I realized that when I wanted to let them free-range, they would take off into the woods and be impossible to get back. It was not possible to fence in this entire area right away, so I came up with a backup plan. This fence will NOT keep anything in or out permanently. It is merely a deterrent! When the chickens run for the woods, they run into this, and generally, they turn around. Now, if they are out foraging against the net, once in a while, they will manage to get underneath the fence. One thing that I love about this fencing is that you cannot see it from a distance at all. I just staple the netting to the back side of the trees!
One extra suggestion! Leave several inches at the bottom, do not make it even with the ground. By doing this, you can lay rocks/mulch/etc. at the bottom to help hold it down. I had to redo a few sections to stop the chicks from going under the fence when I wasn’t looking.
This message was typed by a little stinker named Sugar when I got up for a few minutes!
|Blue Hawk 4-ft x 50-ft Black Perimeter Fencing (Vinyl/Plastic)|
|Stapler & Staples|