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Several months ago I saw a Coop and Run with a chicken wire tunnel between the two.  I can't find that picture now and was hoping someone knows what I am talking about and can point me in the right direction.  We are just about finished with our coop and run and are putting in a tunnel between the two and hoped to be able to see how others have done this.

Thank you for your help.

Jeni in the coop.  Lucky enough to have a husband whose inner child is well mated with mine, although it does keep our lives very interesting!
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Jeni in the coop.  Lucky enough to have a husband whose inner child is well mated with mine, although it does keep our lives very interesting!
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Here's mine.  The wire is stapled to a wood bottom frame.  The tunnels are built in sections so I can pick up and move and set up different configurations to get the chicks to their tractor.  And, yes, I've been told it's not predator-proof, but I haven't had a problem yet.  Mine press up against their run when they see me moving it about and can't wait to take off through their "tunnels".

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/43937_chicken_pen_011.jpg

Hi! My name is Karen.  I'm a chicken addict.
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Hi! My name is Karen.  I'm a chicken addict.
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Heres my tunnel.  We comprimised, as I wanted the coop to have a window but Dh didn't want to cut a new window in the shed.  The tunnel works great - but the chickens use it much more then we expected (like 80% of their day) and it is now full of chicken poop.  The next week or two we are going to make some adjustments.  We will add a lid for easier cleaning, and a 2x4 edge to keep debris away from the hardware cloth.  Gook luck!


http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/66336_img_4067_2.jpg    http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/66336_img_4065.jpg

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post #4 of 6

Here's ours.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/47585_tunnel_with_chickens_inside.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/47585_tunnel_connected_to_run.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/47585_tunnel_view_from_inside_coop.jpg

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post #5 of 6

No photo, but mine is just left over 1x2 wire fence bent into a top an sides. One side is stapled to the coop and the other end is wired to the run. Under/behind the ramp is hardware cloth to keep them from escaping under the coop.

Keeper of 6 Rhode Island Reds (born June/2010).
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Keeper of 6 Rhode Island Reds (born June/2010).
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