[FONT=comic sans ms,sand]I'm in the process of building a run for my 3 week old chicks. I'll be posting as I go along and end with my finished product. When it comes to carpentry I'm all thumbs. I also had no help and did the whole thing myself. This project is a little more then I expected. But for a craftsman or a all around builder this would be a walk in the park.[/FONT]
If you have any questions you may contact my PM my user name is rstampa.
The run is made of 2"X4" frame. Plywood and asphalt shingled roof. It measures 8'x8'x6'hight. With a 4" slop roof running toward the left side of the run..
[FONT=comic sans ms,sand]Here are some shots of the frame I built and plywood roof. It took 2 afternoons to build. Support post were doug 2' into the ground. I used the fence as my back and back post. Also I used all huricane proof hardward for my frame and roof.[/FONT]
[FONT=comic sans ms,sand]After a long afternoon and a long rain I finally put up the 1/2"X1/2" hardware wire. Not so much as to keep the chickens in but to keep the nasty predators out. The completion of the roof is next. Stay tuned.[/FONT]
Finally finished. The block on the roof was up there because the plywood and a slit bow in it. The block has now corrected it.
Thanks for visiting.
Tampa Florida USA Update: Nov. 18, 2009 my girls have grown out of their little coop so I had to make a larger one. Here are a few pics.