Rock your resolutions. Take the Dummies challenge and you could WIN $1,000! Get Started.
How to Find a Flock Fit For Your Lifestyle
10 Beneficial Tools for Raising Free-Range Chickens
How to Change Existing Structures into Chicken Coops

How to Transform a Dog Kennel into a Chicken Coop

Step 4 of 4
Next Slideshow
Next Slideshow

Put that chain link fencing to good use. Bury 1/2-inch wire mesh hardware cloth at least a foot below soil level, and foot it outward.

This step helps to prevent predators and ground critters from digging and getting under the wire mesh.

Carry that 1/2-inch wire mesh hardware cloth up three feet on the perimeter of the chain link fence.

Frame the top of the chain link fence with wooden 2x4 boards. Cover and attach 1/2-inch wire mesh hardware cloth on top of the framework. Landscape in your garden style, and shade around your new chicken coop and outside pen, or secure a large piece of shade cloth over the top of your outside pen.

The inset shows how wire mesh protects your hens and their feed bucket from squirrels, gophers, rats, mice, and snakes that may try to gain access below the soil surface. Make a trench first, and then secure durable wire mesh by burying it at least 12 inches deep and toeing it outward 12 inches along the perimeter of your entire outside pen.

blog comments powered by Disqus
4 Plants to Fix a Slope in Your Chicken Garden
3 Natural Chicken De-Wormers You Can Plant
7 Categories of Chicken Breeds
4 Compost Bins Perfect for Chicken Manure Composting
10 Common Chicken Problems Solved