Chain link fencing panels for chickens is a great way to build a chicken run for your chicken flock. I know a lot of people that use chain link fencing panels for chickens and they love them. I personally don’t like them because they are not as predator proof as I like but that doesn’t mean they aren’t convenient to use. Residential chain link fence
Using these easy to install fencing panels for chickens is an ideal solution for most people. Regular chain link fencing is cumbersome to work with, takes a lot of time to install and requires some specialized tools.
But when you buy these fencing panels that are premade for you, they are a snap to put up. All you have to do is find a local hardware store like Home Depot or even Tractor Supply, buy as many panels as you need, load them up and take them home. You will also need a gate and some fasteners to secure the panels together. You may need to buy some concrete in order to secure posts into the ground so that your fencing panels stay up, especially if you build a large chicken run. You can have the entire thing up in an hour or so, sooner if you are handy.
Chain link fencing panels for chickens make it possible to make any size chicken run you want. The panels come in six foot and eight foot sections and can be four, six or eight feet tall. You can also easily expand your chicken run in the future if you want which is great if you end up adding more chickens to your flock.
These types of premade fencing panels can also be used to make a portable chicken run. I wouldn’t get it too big because it will be too heavy to handle but I have a friend that has one. Her husband is very handy and the whole thing rolls across the ground believe it or not!
The biggest drawback to chain link fencing panels for chickens is that they are not as predator proof as I like. Yes, they are extremely strong and predators cannot bite or chew through the fencing, but I have had chickens actually killed through the fence. I’m not going to go into graphic detail but it was very gruesome. Baby chicks can also squeeze right through the chain link when they are small.
The cost of the chain link panels can get cost prohibitive fast, especially if you want to build a very large chicken run. If you just need a small chicken run, it won’t be nearly as expensive. Chain link is very commonly used and can easily be adapted to the needs of your chicken flock.