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Baby Chick Cage / Run PICS

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by hd_darcy, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. hd_darcy

    hd_darcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so thrilled with my DH's creation!!!! [​IMG] I asked him to make me a small run for the baby chicks, so I could put them outside during the day w/out having to worry about the older chickens or the cats getting to them. He made this for me. It's perfect! The top half lifts completely up. In the middle, there's a separator. So, if you wanted to get them out, you could drop the separator when they are on the side that hinges up. It works like a charm - love it!!! Or I could use it for two separate cages too [​IMG] Anyway, so glad to get my babies out during the day!! [​IMG]

    He started it yesterday, and finished it today. AND, it cost us a whopping $7 for the wire, is all [​IMG] He had the wood......

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  2. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is so nice! [​IMG]
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    That is SO clever! I want one! Can you ask your DH to make one for me and then just shove it upline into BYC as a PM to me?

    Thanks ever so much....
     
  4. cfdf

    cfdf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THAT is really GREAT! I just love it! You're making me want to go out a get chickies so that I (DH) can make one too! [​IMG]
     
  5. hd_darcy

    hd_darcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Love it!!

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  6. hd_darcy

    hd_darcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you everyone!! [​IMG] Do you think we should put a bottom on it or keep it open? I'm guessing they would like it better if it were open, but if we hit unlevel ground, they'd be safer in it???

    Hmm....
     
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I recommend no bottom. You'll be close and supervising, right, so you can see if they sneak out through a gap?

    Otherwise, set a flower pot or something in front of any uneven ground gaps.

    The whole idea is for them to be able to scratch in the soil, run around freely (without catching toes in wire and tripping).
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Really love it, would you please give the dimensions for it.
     
  9. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Oh that's wonderful!!! I would lovvvvve one too!!![​IMG]
     
  10. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2010
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    Very clever. [​IMG]
     

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