Chicken prison complete!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by TomGallopavo, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. TomGallopavo

    TomGallopavo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I free-range the little buggers but needed a jail for when I spray round-up, plant grass seed...you know, anything that will hurt them or bother me. I have to do things the hard way (says the little lady) so I put it 5 feet from the coop but wanted them to have access to under the coop so had to build two walkways (see pic). Of course I could have built two more runs with the time it took to build that side of the run...duh. Anyway I am pleased and they spent the last week or so there as the rain washed away the roundup I sprayed in preparation for mulching around the house...or should I say preparing the chicken playground around the house...plus it gave the peonies enough time the bud out enough to not appear as little red bugs. We have lots of rocks to go around the hardwire skirt so fear not...we'll get there. The dog house comes from a stray that violated his rules (torturing roosters to death...I know, my rules are so harsh). He's in a better place now so his house is now Billy Bobs house...I wish sometimes he would be more private when servicing his ladies but how can I explain that to him...I have two little girls 5 and 7. I am very open to ideas for more chicken play stuff that you have found to be successful for when they are jailed up as I always feel slightly guilty sticking them in there...even if it is only a week at a time. Thanks for you help in advance...


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  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Very pretty! I'm concerned about the can of gasoline right next to the foundation. Gonna burn the facility for insurance? [​IMG]
     
  3. 3forfree

    3forfree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the prison looks too nice to torch, I'm thinking the gas can is a decoration along with the other things around the outside. I like your way of thinking thouogh.
     
  4. dirtbath

    dirtbath Out Of The Brooder

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    LOVE IT!!!!! Great job!
     
  5. SouthCoastguy

    SouthCoastguy Out Of The Brooder

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    very cool...Nice Job!
     
  6. LoweBow

    LoweBow Out Of The Brooder

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    That's awesome!! Beautiful and something to be proud of!
     
  7. Othylocke

    Othylocke Out Of The Brooder

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    Love it. Makes me a bit jealous.
     
  8. littlequail21

    littlequail21 Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow, chicken prison never sounded so good!
     
  9. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    Gallus Palace! the same name I have for my coop! [​IMG]
     
  10. bantiehen

    bantiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree :) :)
     

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