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Pick a Little, Talk a Little Craigslist Finds Chicken Coop and Run for 4 Lucky Pet Chooks My coop and run started with a 10x10x6 chain link dog kennel, found on Craigslist for $100. On left the kennel as I found it; on right the kennel with wire cover, hardware cloth apron, and original small henhouse. Initially I used a tarp over the top to keep rain out, but after a while, water collecting in the tarp tore the wire roof and I had to find another way. This is a closeup of the...
My Mud Eradication Project When I originally set up my chicken coop and run, I just bungied a tarp across the flat wire roof I put on the dog kennel. This worked (kind of) until it filled with rain, causing the wire roof to sag and tear. It also never did a great job of keeping out the rain. For a few years I just didn't worry about the tarp--there is a tree over the kennel and I hoped that would be enough. But the pen has become increasingly muddy and nasty (there really is NOTHING...
Meet My Chooks! Be sure to check out my Coop and Run Page, and my Mud Eradication Page, too! :-) Part I: Clarice I became a chicken mom purely by accident. In 2003 I moved to a small farm in Middle Tennessee with my dogs, cats, tortoise, and horses. I had no intention of having chickens--I'm vegan, so don't eat eggs, and I already had plenty of responsibiltities! Then, in 2005, my neighbors down the road moved and left behind a Barred Rock hen. She started hanging out in the pasture...
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