Any pics or/and ideas of building a freestanding low shelter for my outdoor coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by claire0110, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. claire0110

    claire0110 Out Of The Brooder

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    So this is my Brand new pen/coop... i have a trampoline in my garden too and thought ooh that would be a great shelter for them when theyre playing out but my little girl wouldnt be too impressed...so ive got some wood (flat panels and beams and wondered if you guys hadvany inspiration for me please? X[​IMG]
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    My pen is predator proof already ...i have pond netting over the top of the pen to keep the cats and birds out :) x
     
  2. Primo

    Primo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You don't need it if your run is secure and they have a coop and a roost. But if you really want to build them something they could duck into in the rain etc. Make a simple "A" frame open on each end.
     
  3. claire0110

    claire0110 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you... the coop is only small i guess looking at other peoples pics i got a bit disheartened about the room they had ...they will have the full pen as soon as they old enough to venture out of their run... thanks for the advice :) i can do an A frame hut :)
    Much appreciated thanks x
     

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