Built a Grow Out Pen, Pictures Heavy.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chicken_crazy93, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. chicken_crazy93

    chicken_crazy93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello fellow chicken lover's, we got my grow out pen built yesterday. It's 5ft. wide by 9ft. long by 6ft. tall at the front & 5ft. tall at the back. We started about 11:00am. & finished about 10:30pm. & built it all out of scrap lumber from a buddy's sawmill. You can search thru my other posting's but I'll go ahead & fill you in on what I've gotten accomplished so far. Well, what I should say is, what my buddy has done & I just helped him a little as I could. First, we built a hen house for my chicken's that my buddy's daughter gave me in October of this year & some that I had bought. Before October I didn't have any chicken's & hadn't had in 25-30 years. Then I decided to build another house for breedin, keepin banty's in etc.. & also a small feed room. We got that one built. Then I decided I wanted a good holdin pen so I got an old wobbly rabbit pen from a feller on CL & we made the improvement's to it so it was stable & how I wanted it. Well, I'm suppose to be gettin an incubator real soon & I decided a grow-out pen was needed, lol. Keep in mind, all this started in mid October of this year when my buddy's daughter gave me three young, 3 month old, chicken's. I now have 27 & 6 of them are very small banty's. Like I said earlier, you can go back & look at my other posting's to see all that we have done but here's how we started.

    Here is the first house we built. I was gonna paint them but have decided I'm gonna cover them with old rustic sawmill scraps like my grow-out pen is made of.
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    The second one with the feed room in the back next to the garage.
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    The holdin pen. Please excuse the white house in the picture with the gutter hangin down as the folks who own it live in Florida & I'm in the process of tryin to buy it & if I do, the house will be torn down.
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    The grow-out pen.
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  2. Cargo

    Cargo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right on!
     
  3. cfdf

    cfdf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like somebody else has a bad case of chickenitus! [​IMG]
     
  4. chicken_crazy93

    chicken_crazy93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL!! You got it.
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  5. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

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    Love those rustic boards.Nice job!
     
  6. chicken_crazy93

    chicken_crazy93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I love the rustic look also. I was gonna paint the two chicken house's but have decided to cover them with the same kind of lumber.
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  7. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    I love the rustic look too! Looks super!
     
  8. chicken_crazy93

    chicken_crazy93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you very much.
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