How to Use Cloth for Chicken Nests
- 1). Secure a 2-inch frame of hardware cloth around the windows, cutting cloth to size with aviation snips. Attach cloth to the coop with poultry net staples, and hammer staples to ensure the cloth is secured. Make a window screen of hardware cloth if a solid window is not on the coop.
- 2). Create subflooring. Dig 10 inches beneath the coop. Bury 1/2-inch hardware cloth. Attach another layer of hardware cloth to the buried cloth with wire, securing to the frame of the coop with poultry net staples.
- 3). Secure hardware cloth to chicken run with poultry net staples. Bury the hardware cloth the full length of the run, 10 to 12 inches beneath the ground.