How do you secure a chicken run?
Thereof, how do you predator proof a chicken run?
Here are some ideas to consider to keep your chickens safe.
- Avoid chicken wire. Surprisingly, chicken wire was designed to keep chickens in but not predators out.
- Consider diggers.
- Put a roof on it.
- Batten down the hatches.
- Use quality locks.
- Consider a rooster.
- Install motion activated lights.
- Electrify it.
Similarly, how do you enclose a chicken run? To fully enclose this run, you can use welded wire, chicken wire, or hardware cloth. I used welded wire because I live in the city, in a fenced yard, and predators have never really been an issue during the daytime when the chickens are inside the run.
Subsequently, one may also ask, how do you anchor a chicken coop?
To anchor it, they are dug into the ground at least a foot, as is the attached run fencing and fence posts. I do not have a concrete slab. The coop has approximately 24 inches of space underneath it that the chickens use as part of the run.
Does a chicken run need to be covered?
Yes cover the run. The chicks will eventually be able to fly over the fence and four foot high is plenty high enough. The main problem you will run into is hawks and other predators getting your chicks. You get so attached to these little fellas and it will brake your heart if something happens to them.