Almost Done with 20x20 run!!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ceeceeholt, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. ceeceeholt

    ceeceeholt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    New run is almost done.....Ran out of good weather and steam [​IMG] 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 [​IMG]

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    Each side will be 10x20!!!!!!
     
  2. CherryChick

    CherryChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice!
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  3. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow! That looks great!
     
  4. pawsplus

    pawsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great job! Looks really nice and very safe! [​IMG]
     
  5. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Holly smokes, How great is that!! Love the size!!
     
  6. ailurophile23

    ailurophile23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see it has passed the kitty inspection! [​IMG]

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

    AngelzFyre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  8. ChobeeChickenMommy

    ChobeeChickenMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! [​IMG] I'm jealous! [​IMG] I can't wait til we can redo our "run" in a few weeks! We are building our coop & run from an old dog breeding pin...
     
  9. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    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. [​IMG] If you can fanagle it, you might want a people door in-between/connecting the runs too - just a thought...
     
  10. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] EXCELLENT!!!!!
     

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