building a run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by maytham, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. maytham

    maytham Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey,
    Im going to a hardware store to buy things to build a chicken run. My question is what are the things to buy. I really dont know about wood, tools or anything else....a real beginner.
    Much appreciated.
     
  2. ECBW

    ECBW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buy a clue [​IMG].

    Seriously, you need to have a plan then you would know what to buy in the store. Browse the coop info on this site.
     
  3. J at Yoti Farms

    J at Yoti Farms Out Of The Brooder

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    Figure out what size you are wanting
     
  4. Yuki Noodle

    Yuki Noodle Out Of The Brooder

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    Figure out what size you can have. Factor in a door if you want one - that was easier that I expected it to be.

    Keep it simple unless you're a wizard of carpentry.
     
  5. maytham

    maytham Out Of The Brooder

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    Alright im going today....I cant wait to upload the picture of the place!!!!
     
  6. maytham

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    all done!!......Except im getting turkey instead....

    [​IMG]
    and im also gonna add the bedding and nesting area.
    it was fun!
     
  7. Kris64

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    You are far gutsier than I! If I didn't have help with the coop and run, I'm not sure I'd have chicks. I aspire to have your "just do it" approach one day.
     
  8. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was building a new pen last year. I simply stuck some posts in the ground and nailed tin around the bottom and 1" chicken wire around the top. My wife looked at it and asked if it would withstand a hurricane, because we live in a hurricane zone. I said no, I only built it to withstand a chicken.
     

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