Beyond chickendome.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by skillet_scramble, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. skillet_scramble

    skillet_scramble Out Of The Brooder

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    My daughter wanted to start raising chickens so we surfed the net to come up with some ideas for coops and runs. I modified an old storage shed we had and we built this "chickendome" out of EMT and was surprised how sturdy it turned out to be and is predator proof. Check out the pics.

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  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Have you done anything to keep predators from being able to dig under the side of the dome?

    Interesting idea.

    .....Alan.
     
  3. StupidBird

    StupidBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, can't see too well - what is EMT?
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Pretty cool!! [​IMG]
     
  5. skillet_scramble

    skillet_scramble Out Of The Brooder

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    A.T. Hagan :

    Have you done anything to keep predators from being able to dig under the side of the dome?

    Interesting idea.

    .....Alan.

    Yes, I have buried some old chainlink fenceing all the way around underneath the edges and there is also an electric fence wire at the bottom.​
     
  6. skillet_scramble

    skillet_scramble Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:EMT is Electrical Metallic Tubing. It is the thinwall electrical conduit that is sold at any home improvement store or building supply store. We just cut the sections to length and flattened them and drill a hole in the end and then bolted it together.

    Here's the site where we found the idea from;
    http://www.stumbleupon.com/s/#9Tv5iO/www.byexample.com/homestead/barn/chicken_coop_plans.html/

    In the third paragraph on the page it has a link (geodesic domes) to show how to build the domes.
     
  7. Mr. Peepers

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