Building new coop in need of covered ckn run ideas?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by unix_micki, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. unix_micki

    unix_micki Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2011
    Can someone direct me to pictures of how I can do a covered chicken run outside of the chicken coop?? I don't even know what my options are, hehe :)
  2. Joe Jordan

    Joe Jordan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2012
  3. unix_micki

    unix_micki Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2011
    I like the cattle panel/tarp :) thanks!
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  4. Wink

    Wink Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2010
    This is actually the extension of a run off the main coop and run...the girls needed a little more room. Mine is a simple rectangle, but what was tricky was obviously connecting the main coop/run to the extension.


    SO we connected it with a tunnel! There is a red sliding door to the main coop that gets shut down every night.

  5. Robert J

    Robert J Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 3, 2012
    I don't have pictures, but I just completed a covered outside run that measures 8' x 16' by 6' tall.

    I built it by making a number of 2" x 4" frames measuring 4' wide (the width of my 1" square welded wire roll) by 6' tall with a cross piece of 2" x 4" running at the 3' level. The frames are built with the 2" x 4" laying flat so they stand on the wide edge of the board. I attached the welded wire to each frame prior to assembly.

    Then, I placed the frames up one at a time and attached them to each other. Across the top, I put 8' 2" x 4" attached to where the frames met and these added stability and a place to attach the welded wire that I placed across the top to keep out climbing and flying predators. A 2' wide, 1/2" square welded wire buried skirt goes around the whole thing to keep out burrowing predators and a gate made into one of the frames allows access.

    Using this method, I can expand or shrink the run at any time by adding or subtracting frames accordingly.


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