Chicken Jungle Jim....Our Chicken Playground, Exercise area

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by fireguy56, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, as a work in progress we decided to add some features to our run for the girls to get some exercise and play on. Our Hen Haven has been a work in progress for a while, but we are finally getting to the end. Hope you enjoy the pictures. It's very hot in S.E. Louisiana right now, so the girls are seeking shade and not using any of the props we built, but they were all over them as soon as we set it up earlier this morning. Thanks for looking, Erik[​IMG] We build ramps, ladders, roosts, a swing and put in a bird bath ......which they love.
    [​IMG] Another view.
    [​IMG] Different angle.
     
  2. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oops, sorry I posted same phot twice. Here is different one.[​IMG]
     
  3. farmerinKC

    farmerinKC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice! I'm sure your chickens enjoy all of it. I would like to build a larger coop and run-I will be keeping some of your ideas in mind when that day comes. [​IMG]
     
  4. Chickengnome

    Chickengnome Out Of The Brooder

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    What does the bird bath look like? Standard round cement trough? Great idea. I may try it for my girls.
     
  5. Chickengnome

    Chickengnome Out Of The Brooder

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    Nevermind on the bird bath question. I took a better look at the picture you posted. I'm definately placing the bird bath I have in the run. Thanks for the idea. ps. I opened your message because of "jungle gym" words. I'm currently experimenting with perches and roosts for my little girls.
     
  6. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, the bird bath is just an old "cement" bath we had. Decided to put it in run. the girls love it. We let the rain fill it, which we get alot of down here. Or, we wash it out and add fresh water every day when we go out to ineract with the girls and give them treats. glad some of you got some ideas from these pics. Thats what it is all about. sharing ideas. Good luck all. Thanks for looking and more to come. Already planning a seperate bantam, silkie, polish coop and run. Stay tuned.

    erik
     
  7. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of sand or base did you use in your run?
    I'll be borrowing some of your ideas in my run too. [​IMG]
     
  8. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Carrie Lynn,
    The run area is just sand, clay and dirt in a few lots I own next to my house. Nothing special, but the girls love it. They dust bathe all day long when its dry. we get alot of rain here, but we also get hot, dry and humid days. Tried to create an enviroment they would like. Thanks for checking out my thread. good luck with your coop and run. Erik
     
  9. Stiggy

    Stiggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow that's amazing ! I will be building a new coup and run soon for my Silkie's and frizzles and I will deff keep these things in mind ( only they will be Silkie height) One thing I have found is that if it is very wet and they can't bath its a great idea to get an old sand pit ( plastic one) or a baby bath for them, mine love it ( its been a terrible autumn here and soooo wet)
     

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