4:48pm...too dang dark!!!!! blah, blah, yackety, shmackety......**FamerMike- what are you doing that you need flood lights??...if it is safe to ask..shall I bring a shovel??
**Lisa- hey, no probs. on that!! Nothing like learning from others dumb...I mean mistakes...okay, here are some more pics from today..
we were busy beavers...yep,yep,yep!!!
we have extremely stable post we fixed these panels onto& they are sitting on the block wall..also, the tension made with making the eye hoops and hooks keep it solid... they are good to go! We had some really good winds today and nothing moved! Now, if your doing a large run, you will most likely need to have secure posts to attach your panels to. we also have hindges were we want to get in & out from. ....
see...hinges to swing the panel out & a "kick-stand" to hold the door weight. the "stand" swivels to be flush with the panel when we want to close the door.
it got dark out fast!! sorry...hope you can see..there are (2)-2 inch eye hooks on the left side of the panel(top & bottom)...that panel is hinged to the panel to the right.
The right side panel is attached to the post on that side also with (2)-2 inch eye hooks(top and bottom.
we will ONLY be opening the panel on the left.
All around the coop is netting right now..it has been up pretty much since the beginning of summer. It has kept everyone in and we haven't had a problem with critters...that being said, we do know if something did really want in...it is only netting.
We are in the process to change the netting situation. We have been collecting pallets...need to get a saw-zaw, take them apart and use the wood to make "walls" to enclose this structure. this is the future...all in time.
But back to the present...this started out just by using the small-coops/run. Had an idea to make this area more secure and we are now just going with it. There is extra screen (3 inches) at the bottoms of these panels also, just enough over the top of the brick.
It is not going to take much to enclose with pallet wood. Most likely will be finished in the spring/early summer..better weather, it's getting colder now...and the body doesn't work as well.
here is a good look at the "run" panels. There is about 3 inches of screening at the bottom. that is to help deter- digging. Now those two were for the small-coop-run..they were not 'made' for this run, but you get an /the idea as to what is going on. The "door" panel has eye-hooks to the lrg-post, it is also hinged to the next panel..swinging door!....Now, the panel that the "door" is attached to is screwed into a post that is secure in the ground.
I know there are clamps in the pic..this was from yesterday..we have since secured with screws. It would be very easy to continue this 'system' the around entire run...a couple panels/post..etc. Depending on how wide you make your run, you could also add a 'panel' top.
If your run is wider like mine, you will have to add ground-supports for the 'top', the panels would be to heavy..IMO.
Chickadee making sure Todd gets it right!! ...haha not his best side.......hahah shhh, don't tell....
Okay, I need to go get ready for bed..I am old. Oh, when we came in from doing this stuff, I made these...Pumpkin spice lattes!!...so good!!! Have a great night all!!!
I have the recipe if anybody wants it..it is soo easy!!! But you will have to wait till tomorrow...sorry. Nite!