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    • CommentAuthorMike
    • CommentTimeJun 4th, 2014 11:09am (Jun 4th 2014)
    Hi, after another visit. From the local fox and a loss of 4 hens I have to add a roof to our run. The run is attached to stables so the fox is probably getting in over the roof, the fence is 6' high. I would like to keep costs down obviously so was very interested when it was suggested that we use scaffold debris netting for the roof. Sounds like a good cheap idea to me. What do you think? I don't think foxy could put himself in a position to chew through if we sorted the stable roof access. I would appreciate your comments.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJun 6th, 2014 5:43pm (Jun 6th 2014)
    I'm not sure what you mean by "scaffold debris netting"
    ..I'm in USA, so we might call it something else over here. I use fine mesh wire over the top of my chicken runs, it's about 1/4 inch spaces in it..sorry I don't know what it would be in metric measurements..if you are talking metal wire and not fabric netting that would be a great solution to your problem.
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 10th, 2014 4:41pm (Jun 10th 2014)
    I think wire netting would be a bit more secure...I hope the rest of the ladies are all right and safe from the fox!
    • CommentTimeJun 13th, 2014 7:39pm (Jun 13th 2014) edited

    Keeper of the hens

    Hi Mike - sorry, I only just saw this topic!

    Really sorry to hear about the loss of your hens too...

    Could you add some sort of overhang type thing along the top of the fence, like people do to prevent dogs from jumping over the fence? So something like this, but on the outside of the run?

    As for the roof netting...oooh, that's a tough call!! I'm not sure I'd be totally happy using the scaffolding netting, but that's just me. Personally I'd go for a wire option.

    Also have you left 'L' shaped mesh under the ground all along the bottom of the run, so foxy can't dig under?