Can you add on panels to this dog kennel?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Fawkes, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. Fawkes

    Fawkes Songster

    May 8, 2011 It says "All parts are replaceable - no welds" so I'm guessing you can?

    I want to make sure since I plan on getting more panels off craigslist or buying more so that eventually I can make this kennel at least 30-40ft long.

    Also, does anyone know of a cheaper place to buy kennels other than yourfencestore or craigslist? Looks like this is cheaper anyone ever order from there?

  2. Alte Vogel

    Alte Vogel Chirping

    May 18, 2011
    S.E. Alabama
    We have 2 10 x 10 runs that we bought at Lowes. The one that you showed only has an 19" wide gate. That is not very wide if you plan on using it for you to go in and out. If this one is like ours the sides are held

    together with clamps that screw together. So, yes you can add on. We joined the 2 of ours together but had both walls with the gates to the outside. I (no help from DH) changed the adjoining wall with one of the gate

    walls. That way I have a gate in the center so I can close off the run from the coop section if needed. I don't suggest you do it by yourself but it can be done. I just wanted to show DH that I could do this by myself. lol.

    Hope this helps. Good luck. [​IMG]
  3. No, this kennel is not in panels; however, there is way to expand these. We did this with the 7 wide by 12 long dog run purchased from yourfencestore.

    Because we attached the front of the kennel directly to our coop, we did not need to run chain link fencing along the front of the coop. We purchased extra chain link fence rails and sleeves (from the chain link fencing section at our local Lowes), cut the rails to size, added them onto the dog kennel rails with these sleeves and extended the run to almost 16 feet. The extra chain link that would normally be used to run across the front of the coop was instead used in this extension.

    In other words, we made a "three sided" kennel run. The end product looked like this:


    The first kennel listed on the petshopperspalace (2-in-one kennel that can be set up as either a 10 x 10 x 6 kennel or a 5 x 15 x6) is also sold at Lowes; in our neck of the woods it's $225, less expensive than listed here. We have used this one on our second bantam coop but this time placed the coop inside the kennel instead of attached to the outside.

    Although the coop isn't that large, we decided to expand the run by 10 feet; this time making an addition 10 feet long, 3 feet high and 3 feet wide using electrical pipe and 36" hardware cloth. We attached it to the kennel and cut a hole in the chain link for access. The chickens like this but it is too small for us to crawl through.



  4. sully taylor

    sully taylor In the Brooder

    Sep 11, 2011
    That is a very impressive set up! [​IMG]

  5. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Crowing 10 Years

    Jul 8, 2008
    Fleetwood, PA
    You can add panels to this & either put them on the side of the gate so they can go into the new run or by cutting a hole somewhere in the original to let them into the other run. You can attach other panels with the same connectors as used with regular panels. I have a 7 by 13 and then they exit by the gate and go into another 15 by 20 pen made mostly of smaller kennel panels. I have a gate on the smaller panels so that I can get in the original run and to the front of the coop when I want to.
  6. Fawkes

    Fawkes Songster

    May 8, 2011
    Thanks! I never thought about connecting them in those ways! And I love your kennels georgiagail! [​IMG]

    Hmm, I think I'll eventually connect a couple of kennels by having the gate door lead into the next kennel. I've thought about a 3 sided kennel since having the coop on the outside of the kennel will also give them more room but I'm not sure yet. My dad will be helping me so it depends on what he wants to do.

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