Chicken Run Ideas, would love to see your pics!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ErikaSmit, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. ErikaSmit

    ErikaSmit Out Of The Brooder

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    Me and my husband want to put a run on our coop since our chickens have a tendency to, um, cross the road! [​IMG] I would love to see other runs and different things in the runs that keep the chickens busy. This is our coop:
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  2. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats GREAT!
     
  3. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Super cute coop. We built a walk in run with holes for the existing coops. You could do this too which would allow you complete access to the coop on the outside of the run and also an easy to clean space for the girls to roam. Here are pictures of ours...

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    The run by Raven Wren Designs, on Flickr
     
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  4. bluebird

    bluebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello Erika! Wow! I love your little coop! Cute, cute, cute! Love the color!

    We built a frame with 4x4s and 2x4s and then attached hardware cloth. We put wire on the ground and covered it with sand/gravel mix.

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  5. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, everyone has such great looking coops/runs. Here's a couple of mine, you can see in the background the work in progress of a shed we are converting to a coop. Still have to build the run for that one. First one will handle 8 chickens, the new one will hold up to 16 chickens!

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  6. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, Here is what I did for a run and some things I built for the chickens to exercise on. We call it the "chicken jungle jim". Good luck with yours.
    Erik

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  7. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here you go.

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  8. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Love the play yard-I have been meaning to add some "fun" stuff in mine! Great motivation seeing yours!
     
  9. yellowirenut

    yellowirenut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a powder coated dog kennel. the materials price was only $50 more than if i had used hardware cloth, post, cement and all the other stuff. $50 is well worth not having to dig post holes threw ground with huge roots.

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  10. Percysmom

    Percysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, your chicken coop is really nice. My Big chicken flys over any fence though. I made this little coop out of dog crates and a dog house. I only have 2 chickens and I do let them out for several hours a day to free range.


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