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#16 Phluphy OFFLINE  

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Posted March 05, 2016 - 11:09 PM

I am sure if you use approaite construction, Heavy wire and construction it could be done.

Catch 22 around this area..."heavy wire". Not much choice unless I opt for some form of livestock fencing. Sort of a vanity thing I suppose. Don't want an out of scale appearance. I'll kick it around.

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Posted March 06, 2016 - 09:53 AM

This is the 1st one I built, I sold it several years ago. It was more heavy duty.

 

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#18 Phluphy OFFLINE  

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Posted March 06, 2016 - 01:35 PM

This is the 1st one I built, I sold it several years ago. It was more heavy duty.

Thanks. Borrowing a few of your construction points, a sturdier concept is realized, i.e. stainless steel in a few places.

Now, to the drawing board.



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Posted March 06, 2016 - 09:22 PM

If your predators are diggers, an apron of hardware cloth (about a foot out) can make them move on. If it doesn't last long around you, maybe have to make something thicker or replace it often.
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Posted March 06, 2016 - 10:26 PM

If your predators are diggers, an apron of hardware cloth (about a foot out) can make them move on. If it doesn't last long around you, maybe have to make something thicker or replace it often.

Yep we lost alot of birds last year to skunks.


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Posted March 06, 2016 - 10:27 PM

This is the 1st one I built, I sold it several years ago. It was more heavy duty.

You need to build a chicken tractor that looks like tractor.  :thumbs:


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Posted March 07, 2016 - 01:02 PM

If your predators are diggers, an apron of hardware cloth (about a foot out) can make them move on. If it doesn't last long around you, maybe have to make something thicker or replace it often.


That is what I do around my big chicken yard as well. Keeps fox and skunks out. I find that regular chicken wire is too flimsy and use stucco wire for creations like this. Up here it is cheaper than hardware cloth.
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