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I think steeples is a colloquial term.....

all are staples, differentiated by a prefix ie: paper, poultry, fencing, etc.....or a size, overall and gauge

....but I like it.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by aart View Post
 

I think steeples is a colloquial term.....

all are staples, differentiated by a prefix ie: paper, poultry, fencing, etc.....or a size, overall and gauge

....but I like it.


Probably is colloquial.  Some well informed linguist could probably peg my upbringing to within 100 miles or so.

 

Not unlike the differences between you all, you-ins and y'all, the latter of course being the singular. More than one (the plural) is "all y'all".

post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by Egghead_Jr View Post
 

I do it just like Howard E excepting cut two sides longer so the perimeter is complete rectangle. Likely they wont attempt to dig at the corner but what the heck it's only a few more feet and you get the harware cloth in rolls. We use 14 gauge welded wire around the run, the coops have floors and hard ware cloth on openings. If you've no floor in coop I'd use heaviest gauge hardware cloth in 1/2 inch you can find. 

 

You all forgot the most common predator in towns (excepting neighborhood dogs that is)- skunks! They indeed will dig right under in no time and kill a bird. 

 

I agree. Part of the reason I went with 1" x 2" wire was to repel skunks. Last year I had one dig his way into the horse barn and I think the slot he was using was no more than 2" x 4". I came to believe he could get through a 2" x 4" slot if he wanted to.......or one of his descendants. The one I was dealing with is no more. 12 gauge for the hopelessly curious.

 

Also, this building is portable. So if I want to move it, I can dig out the wire aprons, fold them up, hook onto to those wire loops at the ends of the skids with a log chain and off we go. If a varmint figures out he can dig under the tips of the skids, I can always hook on with a tractor, lift the corner airborne, slid some more wire under it and button it up that way. So far, it is holding.........can't see where a single one has even tried......so far.


Edited by Howard E - 6/1/16 at 6:22pm
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by Howard E View Post


Probably is colloquial.  Some well informed linguist could probably peg my upbringing to within 100 miles or so.

Not unlike the differences between you all, you-ins and y'all, the latter of course being the singular. More than one (the plural) is "all y'all".

We have always called them steeples 'round these here parts too. Is there some vaccine or something for this colloquialism that y'all keep talking about? It sounds painful. lau.gif

Our coop build thread...

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1088771/cheryls-hen-house

 

1Peter 5:2 Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God.

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Our coop build thread...

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1088771/cheryls-hen-house

 

1Peter 5:2 Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God.

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post #15 of 15

We did an apron around the perimeter of the run as well as the coop, and did it pretty much as @Howard E showed, except we put another piece at each of the corners, overlapping it.  Ours we tacked down with landscape fabric staples....they go down nice and deep.  Grass grew up through ours in no time and we just mow right up to the edge of the run.  Glad we did it that way. Predators don't have to be wildlife - a dog can dig into a run and cause no end of grief too.  

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