What an absolutely fantastic way to secure your hardware cloth! In very cold climates you would want to use metal washers, not plastic ones, because the plastic will get brittle and break easily in the cold.
Keeping chicken in the backyard is really fun, as you will always have fresh eggs and cute pets at home. So if you have a little free space, you could consider building a chicken coop, even though you are only having a tiny backyard. We have found a round up of chicken coop designs that [...]
The Bullards chose heavy-duty wire fencing for the walls of the coop's main hang-out spot, in order to deter predators like coyotes, raccoons, even neighborhood dogs and cats. Eighteen-inch-deep concrete footings below the structure, plus bolt locks on the doors, provide extra security. A nap perch stretches from one side of the pen to the other, and a gangplank leads up to the roosting house. The design takes human comfort into account, too, with a 7-foot-high ceiling that allows the…
Want to know the tools, steps, ideas and ways to build your own DIY chicken coop so that you can make an affordable chicken coop for your backyard chickens. It is far easier than you could imagine and this guide walks you through the steps in this Chicken Coop Checklist!