Chicken update - Chickens are still living in the kitchen of empty apartment downstairs. They are in the plastic chicken coop with the roof removed. Wire cage laid flat on top so they don't jump out. Chickens STINK. Time for them to live outside.
DKS16106 6'W x 10'L x 6'H Complete Kennel (Silver Series)
The roof [DKR61000 6' x 10' Solid Kennel Roof & Frame] was a bad joke. 10' pipe in a 2' box. I returned it. Easy returns at Tractor Supply
Bought canopy fittings at https://www.creativeshelters.com/
Like the Canopy Design App
Figures the fittings and pipe for a Kennel Cover
Will buy 1 - 3/8" fence pipe at a local fence shop.
1JohnFoster wrote: marty wrote:
I am thinking to remove all the chain link fabric and replace it with something like the stuff in my last post.
Secure-Guard® high security mini mesh fabric ~
Gawd, looks like chainmail! I don't think rats or coons have rapiers yet
Why _remove_ chainlink? Just add 1/2" hardware cloth on top; stitch it to the chainlink with haywire.
The chainlink will stop coons, the cloth will stop rats. Just overlap the gaps in the doors with the hardware cloth.
Wire in some 1x2s to fill the door gaps if you feel like being skookum. Staple the hardware cloth to the 1x2's.
It's a chicken coop, it'll be filled with poop, it'll never going to be Chang-gri-la.
Need to look up word definitions. My vocabulary is not so good.
Chainmail - Mail or maille (also chain mail(le) or chainmail(le)) is a type of armour consisting of small metal rings linked together in a pattern to form a mesh.
OK looks expensive. Will forget about that stuff.
Rapier (/ˈreɪpiər/) or Espada Ropera, is a loose term for a type of slender, sharply pointed sword.
Haywire - Chickens have gone haywire, erratic, out of control. -OR- Baling wire, otherwise known as bale wire, farm wire, or soft wire, is a type of wire used in agriculture and industry for everything from mending fences to manually binding rectangular bales of hay, straw, or cut grass. It is also used to band together corrugated cardboard, paper, textiles, aluminum and other materials that are processed in the recycling industry.
For the record Hay Baling Wire that I see on the internet is 14 Gauge. Thinking to use galvanized wire so it don't rust.
Skookum is a Chinook Jargon word that has historical use in the Pacific Northwest. It has a range of meanings, commonly associated with an English translation of "strong" or "monstrous". The word can mean "strong", "greatest", "powerful", "ultimate", or "brave". Something can be skookum, meaning "strong" or "monstrously significant".
Question? 1/2" hardware cloth on top of fence chain-link on the bottom 3 or 4 feet or up the entire 6 foot high dog kennel? What to cover the dog kennel roof with? Fence chain-link or hardware cloth. No tarp because of heavy snow. Also tarps don't do well in high winds. There will be 2 triangle openings at ends of roof peak. What to cover them with? Thinking of some type of plastic mesh. Plastic mesh will be easier to cut triangle shapes then metal hardware cloth.
marty wrote:What should I look for when shopping for a chicken coop?
- Rat, coon, stray cat, dog and coyote proof (chicken wire everywhere, including the yard)
Do rats climb? Think they do?