Raised bed No. 1 update: fox-proofing the portable chook house

Raised bed No. 1 is still under construction. Today we added rabbit wire (thick chicken wire) to the outer sides of the bed and this wire also runs out from the bed (see the picture). This is because we will be housing the chickens in the bed and the wire will stop any foxes or dogs digging under the bed. Animals tend to try to dig under an object (such as a fence or in this case a bed) right at the wall and therefore they will dig into wire. I have used this method on my movable chicken coop and have not have any break-ins. We also got some of the corrugated metal on the sides. A lot of the materials used have been salvaged so they are different colours. I think I will paint it all white (to reflect light) once finished.

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Posted on March 5, 2011, in Garden design, Gardening techniques, SPIN farming. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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