Anyone setup something like this..........

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by DENALI, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. DENALI

    DENALI Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. 4F FARM

    4F FARM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like a good idea to me. The only problem is that our garden is 74x80. I'll see how I can work this into our yard.
     
  3. terryc

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    Quote:What a great idea. Wish I would have thought of that.

    Terry
     
  4. chickenranchwife

    chickenranchwife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Now that would be one way of doing a garden.
     
  5. DENALI

    DENALI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone have an estimation of how big an area that diagram covers?
     
  6. Mrs Chickenlady

    Mrs Chickenlady Out Of The Brooder

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    Wish I would have this article 10 weeks ago. [​IMG] Sure would have killed 2 birds with 1 stone and made building the new coop and run alot easier.
     
  7. DENALI

    DENALI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone else have any comments on something like this? Thanks
     
  8. 4F FARM

    4F FARM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't see a problem with this at all. If you alternate each year you would have good soil that is almost pest free. It would also eliminate the need to rotate your crops each year. The only issue I see is that the compost pile may smell too much. Sometimes the earthy smell is too much for my stomache. I showed it to my DH last night and he thought it was a great idea. The only problem is that we would have to clear more trees. I guess its a good thing we still have 4 feet of snow and haven't started building the new coop yet.

    Denali, what are your thoughts on doing this?
     
  9. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    The only disadvantage I can see is that you either have to accept losses to hawks and perhaps fence-climbing predators, or roof *two* rather than just one sufficient-sized runs, or have a netting top that can somehow be moved from one run to the other each year. (Since you would be rotating the chickens from one run to the next on a yearly basis). Well, and it requires you to construct and predator-proof TWO rather than just one sufficient-sized runs.

    Pat
     
  10. Pelican49

    Pelican49 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great. My area is so very rocky I'm thinking my garden is going to have to be in raised beds though.

    I'm doubtful I'll even be able to dig the 1' to put the run fence underground. I've been reading about laying the fencing on the ground out a food and covering it with dirt. Has anyone tried this and is it successful?
     

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