Chicken Run Math?!

cimarron

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Hello, we are trying to plan our chicken run addition to the chicken coop. Our babies are 12 weeks old and are gonna need more space. We suck at math and are seeking help with calculations. If we use two 50" x 16' cattle panels and want the run to be 5' high at the top of the curve, and we are going to attach the panels to a run that's 8' long x 4' high, how much square footage of new space will we be making? Extra credit question: Will a 48'' x 150' roll of chicken wire be enough to cover it all? Thank you, and begin...
 

Gypsylion

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LOL... love the word problem format. :lau

Unfortunately this particular one, as written, is missing some crucial info...

Height is irrelevant as far as your girls are concerned so let's leave that out of it for the moment (as long as it's over ~2-3 ft tall they'll be great, though imho walk-in height will be WAY more enjoyable for you in the long run... pun intended).

For the length x width to find total square footage AND total linear distance for the wire, we still need the following:
1. How wide is the existing 8' long run, and what shape is it?
2. You're adding two 16' panels, but in what configuration? I.e. if they are being attached to a rectangular existing run, are they straight and will meet in the middle to create a point, or are they curved?
3. If the panels are straight, then what are you referring to when you say "at the top of the curve"?

A quick sketch would be helpful for reference, no matter how messy and not to scale. :D
 

cimarron

Songster
11 Years
Oct 25, 2008
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144
Central Tejas
LOL... love the word problem format. :lau

Unfortunately this particular one, as written, is missing some crucial info...

Height is irrelevant as far as your girls are concerned so let's leave that out of it for the moment (as long as it's over ~2-3 ft tall they'll be great, though imho walk-in height will be WAY more enjoyable for you in the long run... pun intended).

For the length x width to find total square footage AND total linear distance for the wire, we still need the following:
1. How wide is the existing 8' long run, and what shape is it?
2. You're adding two 16' panels, but in what configuration? I.e. if they are being attached to a rectangular existing run, are they straight and will meet in the middle to create a point, or are they curved?
3. If the panels are straight, then what are you referring to when you say "at the top of the curve"?

A quick sketch would be helpful for reference, no matter how messy and not to scale. :D
 

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