anyone have a "lean to" type run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ams3651, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    Not sure how to explain it, I got thinking tonight about how to do my run on the side of the shed for the least $ and materials. I was thinking about making it like 1/2 a triangle. The boards secured on the side of the shed than comming down and out at an angle. With a small people door on the end. Anyone have something like this? I hope I explained it enough.
     
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    I've seen it done. You might think about having it run down to a 'knee wall' type thing, rather than angling all the way to the ground, since the angle where the run meets the ground will be largely inaccessible to chickens anyhow and is just asking for scraped up combs and so forth. You could have your 'rafters' (sorry, dunno what to really call them - the angled wood that would support the run) angle all the way to the ground, but have the mesh transition to vertical near the end, so that there is a 12" high (or thereabouts) upright end to the pen instead of a looong sloping crevice. If that makes sense?

    Pat
     
  3. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    You can hardly go wrong with Pat has suggested.
    (Do you live on here, Pat? [​IMG] )

    I always say the same thing behind her, though:
    Ensure you have enough ventilation. An A-frame structure, close to the ground could suffer in that respect.
     
  4. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    its just for the run off the shed where they are inside. Im doing all this alone and Im a girl with a bad back and no ladder [​IMG] I think taking the fencing down the last foot or so would work its just that cutting all those angles to make it come to a "wall" would be asking for trouble. I have a drill and a jig saw [​IMG]
    thanks
    Id still like to know if anyone has done this and have pictures.
     
  5. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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  6. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    We have Mennonite neighbors down the road who have one very much like that. I just need it for the run but that will help. Im just flying blind so anything helps.
     

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