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  1. MissGreenJeans

    Foiled by yellow/white mold??

    Hey, chicken peeps! I’m trying hard to finish constructing my chicken coop and run. I decided to dig out most of the pointy gravel in the run area and ordered a couple cubic yards of screened topsoil to fill in the run area instead. A company came and dumped a huge pile of the topsoil on top of...
  2. The Crow

    Added run to prefabricated coop from TSC

    I wanted more shade and grazing space for my 4 chickens when I’m not home, so I added a 3’6” x 8’ run to the existing one from Tractor Supply. I used 1x6 for roof, 2x2 for structure, and 2x4 for supports. I later added the 1/2” hardware cloth around the inside walls. Also 2x3 wire mesh for...
  3. K

    No coop?

    We’re raising our first 5 chicks right now! They’re almost 2 weeks old. We were going to build a coop/run while they were in the brooder for the first 5ish weeks, but it is looking like it is going to be pretty expensive with the price of lumbar right now. Is it possible to just build a super...
  4. sbutler12025

    I need all the ground cover options for my run

    Hey all! I have finished my coop, just finished my run. My 11-12 week olds have now been out in their coop for a week and are super happy! It's time to get them out into their run as well. I need to hear from all of you experienced chicken keepers what your favorite, most affordable ground...
  5. laneaj

    frustrated

    New to raising chicks...my kids got them for me for mother's day (at my encouragement I might add). You see our Rottweiler had just passed away the day after we returned from our vacation. She was 8 yrs old...she was our 5th rottie in our 30 years together. So I decided with my health problems...
  6. KimKat33

    Straw chicken run

    Hello again! First off, im on mobile so sorry for any weird formatting that may happen. So this last winter was my first winter having chickens. I put down straw in their uncovered run so they had something dry to step on instead of constantly walking through snow. I thought it would all...
  7. Alexthechickenkeeper

    Chickens won’t stop digging along the run fence!

    My dad and I built a large run for my chickens, hoping that they would dig more in the center than the outskirts but they won’t stop digging under the fence and we have now had 3 chicks get stuck under the fence and two died. We have tried and tried filling it in but it doesn’t last more than a...
  8. Ozarkhomesteader

    Building my turkey coop/run- need some tips!

    Hi there! So, soon i will be getting some Narragansett turkey poults. I have kept turkeys once before, but ended up having to sell them as we were in the city and they were spending more time running around the neighborhood than in our yard. FINALLY we have 25 acres in a rural area, and I am...
  9. 3KillerBs

    When Should We Have More Than the Minimums for Space?

    I'm collecting information for an article on the usual space guidelines and want to be able to help people understand both why those guidelines are guidelines, not rules and when having extra space makes sense. Two things that came to my mind this morning were: Flexibility -- because I have...
  10. Run clutter and coop ‘extras’

    Run clutter and coop ‘extras’

    I’ve noticed that often I try to find inspiration and ideas for my chickens coop and run, but often there isn’t much to find. So, I decided to write about what I have put in the chickens area for a bit more fun for both me and the hens. We’ll start in the coop. 1. Nesting box doors. I find...
  11. J

    Chicken cleaning/run advice!

    Hi there, I was wondering if anyone happened to have any advice for what type of material to put in the coop and run? I’m making making a nice long trip run, but i wanted some advice and personal experience for the bedding and litter. Also, if anyone had any advice on how to clean the coop and...
  12. wilsonnickp

    First Coop and Run Build

    Hey everyone! My dad and I recently built my first coop and run. We built it over 3 or 4 Saturdays when he could drive down and help and I have been basically constantly working on it since. Well actually, I acquired and reused the coop and we built a run around it. We have no experience...
  13. E

    Please advise! Regarding cats and also traveling & run ideas

    So I haven’t had any trouble with my small flock, originally when I let them start to free range, I did lose one to the neighbors dog but now the other 4 stick to safer areas. They were pretty cooped up in their coop and covered run all winter but now that the snow has melted they demand...
  14. Microwave Girl

    Best Run Mulch for Attracting Bugs?

    What kind of mulch/groundcover do you all use in your run? My run is bare earth, (no plants, no bugs) and the girls are very bored. Unfortunately, I can't put in a compost pile, because of rodent problems. I'm trying to find a mulching material to put down that attracts bugs for them to eat, but...
  15. E

    Pre-fab runs?

    Hi- posting this question because all the threads I find are several years old. We have a solid coop and want to find a pre-made run. We know that mesh is the way to go and have tons of predators around so need the enclosure to be super tight. we have 8 chickens so need at least 80 sq feet...
  16. K

    Connecting coop to welded wire run

    I have 3 chickens in an 8x8 welded wire run (producers pride). I just ordered a large OverEz coop (yes, its overpriced but I couldn’t find someone local to build one, and I don’t have tools/time) and will have it outside the run but connecting with the pop door. I’m trying to figure out what...
  17. ChiknforME

    HWC and Tin on run

    I am designing my coop and run for up to 20 layers. I have about every predator threat you can imagine. I am going to bury HWC, just curious how deep I should put it. Thought about doing a run of tin around the bottom as well, at least on the backside of runaway from our house. As far as my coop...
  18. LukebotTectonic

    My design for our new coop and run.

    Hello, over the past two months I have been designing a run and coop for our chickens, and this is my final design. Any advice would be very thankful as there could be things I still need to change about it! -Three different sheds, the chicken coop (bottom right), the turkey/peafowl shed...
  19. Nendei

    Best flooring options?

    I’m looking for some options for flooring in all my coops. I had to tear out the previous flooring because of my flock having a disease. I have coops that are raised from the ground, so cement and dirt wouldn’t work. Any ideas or options would be big help! As from the run area, what’s the best...
  20. MIgardengal

    Do you let your chickens outside in bitter cold weather?

    Ok you all I’m wondering what I should do...my first winter with my hens. I live in Michigan 3 blocks from the shores of Lake Superior. Cold cold with lots of snow. Our temps are now in the single digits. And we have about 12 inches of snow. my coop is about 40s feet with 6 hens, and a attached...
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