Adding to the coop... "kinda" gotta protect the veggies...... FINISHED

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by tknjk, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. tknjk

    tknjk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well it's almost time to start the garden here in west-texas, so it's the first year I've had chickens, and I need to keep them from the veggies.
    I set all my posts today, and tomorrow I will put the lattice up, and make the gates. After I'm all done the chickens won't be able to get into the garden,
    but will still have access to the rest of the yard. The big opening you see in the coop will be screened off so it can get air, and nothing can come out, or in.
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  2. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very attrative. Looks good and have fun.
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    My Coop
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  4. tknjk

    tknjk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me and a buddy finished it up today, and here it is.

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  5. ncCHICKS

    ncCHICKS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks hoppable by grown chickens... How tall is it? It looks super nice, esp. if they can't jump it!
     
  6. mommahento5

    mommahento5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are those Easter-Eggers you have? I only ask because mine can fly out of a 48-inch high fence with clipped wings! I am thinking they will be in your garden no matter what...especially if you have juicy red tomatoes! [​IMG]
     
  7. tknjk

    tknjk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one easter egger. 2 unknowns, and the rest are in my sig line.
    It is 4 feet tall, and I'm sure they may be able to jump it, if I notice
    they are I will figure out a way to fix it. I am going to have shrubs or something
    planted in front of the fence so it will keep them about 2.5 feet away from
    it anyway. We'll see how it works. 7 of my chickens are 4 months old, and
    can barely get to the nestbox on the coop. I'd say it's 3.25 feet up or so.
    I bet we'll be O.K. I just got done installing a motion activated flood light
    on the outside of the coop illuminating the fenced in area. Can't wait to
    start planting, and getting eggs in around April or so.
     
  8. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really like what you guys build. looks great [​IMG]
     
  9. lalyswishytail

    lalyswishytail Out Of The Brooder

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    Speaking of chickens eating from vegetable gardens...Will 6 free-ranged chickens destroy 15 acres of vegetable gardens, or does this thread pertain mostly to backyard gardens?
     
  10. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    wow, nice set up. I wish I had enough sun for a veggie garden, but here in my part of Texas I can't really complain about shade. The live oaks in the back shade the whole south side of the house; so, no veggies, but lower ac bills.
     

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