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dog kennel attachment

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So I'm planning on building a hen house and attaching it to my dog kennel as a run. I'm wondering how others attached their houses to the kennels? Did you cut a hole in the chain link? Did you just bend the wires? Seems that would be difficult. Not sure how to have my hen house pop door open into the kennel/run.
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I would take the end panel of the run off. Purchase 2 posts and set them on each side of the coop. Streach new fabric from the open end of the run to the new posts next to the coop.
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It's like one sheet of chain link stretched around the frame. So I can't take off none end. I think I'm going to have to cut a hole and frame it. Has anyone else done that?
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I also scored so wood laminate flooring today. I have 3 boxes of it, anyone ever use wood laminate for a hen house floor? Of course I would cover it with shavings but I thought it would be easy to clean.
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I also scored so wood laminate flooring today. I have 3 boxes of it, anyone ever use wood laminate for a hen house floor? Of course I would cover it with shavings but I thought it would be easy to clean.


It maybe ok at first, but you would need a thick layer of shavings. Don't you think that over time it would get wet and begin to rot?

 

I have a mini-coop that i made from pvc tubing and i cut a door and framed it. If fit this to a run, which is open at one end, which i fit next to the mini-coop to mum and chicks can get a  bit of exercise during the chicks' first 2 weeks or so.

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I thought about rot, but lots of people seem to just use plywood...seems like they would have the same issue right? Maybe I can weather proof it and that would help it last? Just going through ideas for the moment...
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I thought about rot, but lots of people seem to just use plywood...seems like they would have the same issue right? Maybe I can weather proof it and that would help it last? Just going through ideas for the moment...


There's no reason why you should not give it a go and weatherproofing would help extend its life-span. 

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