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Has anyone used hogpanel or other hard fencing panels to make a run?

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I saw at tractor supply Co that they have cattle feedlot panels.  I was thinking if i buy 4 of those then cover them in chicken wire, and cover the top that it would give a safe run area for my chickens.  I plan to make a 16x16 run for them.  I can only own 6 and I have chose silkie mix's because of their small size. 
Was just wondering if anyone has tried it.  I plan to do it.  I use to use kennel panels but they are way more expensive. 

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I used cattle panels, cyclone fencing frame and hardware cloth to make my run. On this site I've seen some very nice hoop coops made of cattle panels and hardware cloth.

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We used the cattle panels to make our chicken tractor coops. I used 2 panels folded over to a  8x8 frame my husband built using 2x4's. We then put chicken wire on back ,front and the door. Then put a cheap tarp from tractor supply over sides and top for sun and rain. We currently have three now and they are easy to pull around the yard.

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I knew there was a name for them:) Hoop Coops

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wolfbayfarm - can you please show us a picture of your tractors? Here is my cattle panel run. This is the frame.Chick run 12-10-11.jpg

 

This is the finished product.

coop-run 2-18-12.jpg

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We used hog/cattle panels bent into an arch with poultry wire stretched over the top, then tied together with hog rings.20120611_081940.jpg

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we used them to build hoop houses.  Here is a picture of ours, the first is our first one we learned alot building it.  We did the front win plywood like the second one just didn't have it 100% finished in the picture.  The second one just didn't have the tarp on it yet.  They are aprox 9' x 10' and a little over 5' tall.  I love them.  We have 2 so far and plan on building 2 or 3 more this summer.

 

hoop house 1.jpghoop house 2.jpg

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Originally Posted by Sweetlilbaby View Post

I saw at tractor supply Co that they have cattle feedlot panels.  I was thinking if i buy 4 of those then cover them in chicken wire, and cover the top that it would give a safe run area for my chickens.  I plan to make a 16x16 run for them.  I can only own 6 and I have chose silkie mix's because of their small size. 
Was just wondering if anyone has tried it.  I plan to do it.  I use to use kennel panels but they are way more expensive. 

 

I'm getting ready to set up some panels to keep the girls out of the garden. I've used them before to great effect, as long as the breed that you have is not a good flyer, the panels should work just fine.

 

If they are good flyers, then you may want to consider a covered run.


Edited by Rock Home Isle - 6/11/12 at 8:16am

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"The only real valuable thing is intuition." Albert Einstein

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wolfbayfarm - can you please show us a picture of your tractors? Here is my cattle panel run. This is the frame.Chick run 12-10-11.jpg

 

This is the finished product.

coop-run 2-18-12.jpg

That is cute!

At the very least, wipe the poop off your feet before getting in the car.

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At the very least, wipe the poop off your feet before getting in the car.

"Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here!"
Good night sweet Trousers, The Derp Club will miss you.
Treasure the love you recieve above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished. Og Mandino
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There are some 20 ft  at some dealers too .Use ty wraps to get it like you want it  then tie with galv. wire or ss wire to make it permanent ...cva34

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