A new run for the little girls...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dwegg, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. dwegg

    dwegg Chillin' With My Peeps

    So I have decided to get into silkies and so far I have 10. Three that are 3 months old, one that is 2 months old, and six chicks 3 weeks old...I have the six chicks in the brooder and the four older silkies living with my 8 week old ameraucanas out in the grown out pen. Well we have 'renovated' the grow out pen and have turned it into the silkie pen. Here are some before and after shots...

    As you can see the little coop is to the left and is totally covered with a little coop at the back and a sand floor 'run' at the front...it is 5x8 ft in total
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    so today we added onto the front of the coop/run with a fenced in, open top run that will keep the silkies separate from the big girls
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  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Very nice!! [​IMG]
     
  3. real_redhead

    real_redhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cute!!! Wish I had something as nice...maybe I can get hubby to work on something hum...
     
  4. dwegg

    dwegg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks...we worked quite hard all weekend...especially since we are both not very handy...but everything you see (both the big and little girl coops AND the time-out hospital in there) we built ourselves...with doors and gates with hinges and everything...
     
  5. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

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    Nicely done there. They look very happy.
     
  6. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well it looks super. Are you putting a top on the fence over the run
     
  7. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from Ga. [​IMG]
     
  8. dwegg

    dwegg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:yes i am trying to figure our how to put something over the top that will allow me to open it so i can get in and clean it ect....maybe something attatched to the fence so i can 'fold' it back?
     
  9. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Looks like such a nice homey place for your chickens! They're really darling! [​IMG]
     

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