Almost Done with 20x20 run!!!

ceeceeholt

Songster
8 Years
Aug 17, 2011
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New run is almost done.....Ran out of good weather and steam
BUT, one side is done so the flock can come out after being locked in for a day and a half. This weekend we hope to finish the other side and the inside coop to bring the new babies out








Each side will be 10x20!!!!!!
 

ailurophile23

Songster
9 Years
Dec 21, 2010
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56
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VA
I see it has passed the kitty inspection!


Looks terrific - and STURDY!!! Do you place to cover (or grow a cover) over any of it?
 

AngelzFyre

Songster
12 Years
Sep 18, 2007
807
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Pell City, Alabama
That's awesome!
Make sure on the other side...(and the big side too if there is any way whatsoever predators can get close to coop), that you run hardware cloth or something similar on the bottom of your runs so they can't stick their heads through and get pulled through the wire. Babies can easily get out of that size wire, unfortunately!

I've got my new ones @2 wks old in a hutch from crittercages and it's with 1inch wire and I had to go back and fashion a strip about 8inches high and as long of hardware cloth because the lil darlings were sticking their heads wayyyyyy out to watch the cats. I'd always had larger chickens in these and didn't even think about it til I saw a line of my 5 cats watching "lil chick head" TV!!! Probably figuring out which one they could snack on first.
 

teach1rusl

Love My Chickens
10 Years
Jul 28, 2009
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Floyds Knobs, Indiana
My Coop
Quote:LOL - I wrapped 1 inch chicken wire around my dog pen brooder and same thing - my chicks had NO problems poking their heads through (same age as yours).

OP - that looks fantastic!! It's so nice having an ample run.
If you can fanagle it, you might want a people door in-between/connecting the runs too - just a thought...
 

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