New run! 11x25 with room to fly

By AutomaChicks · May 20, 2015 · ·
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  1. AutomaChicks
    Thanks for all the inspiration! We were tired of manually hauling out the girls into a dog pen. Now they can help themselves. Next is an auto closing/opening door to the coup.

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    It's 13' on the high side and 6' on the short side. 25' long.

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    The door opening is 6'6" for my tallest helpers. Lowes had the gate closing spring for 9 bucks. The easy gate hardware saved a bunch of time. Totally worth the cost.

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    I buried a 4x4 for the bottom to prevent digging under even though the top isn't secure. It just has the no fly netting.

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    From seeing other runs on here, I've bent the bottom mesh to prevent dig unders.

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    I cut a hole in the wall of the coop and made a little hallway for them.

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  1. mothertochicks
    That's too bad. It seems like you have a very nice and big yard.
  2. AutomaChicks
    Unfortunately, they stay inside some kind of pen all day. It's a covert operation due to local ordinances not friendly to flocks.
  3. mothertochicks
    I am building a second coop and run as well because I am also tired of the daily letting them in and out to their daytime run which is in a different part of the yard. Good job! Do you let your chickens out free range at all or do they stay inside their run all day?

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