converting a pool area to a coop/run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by garyk1398, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. garyk1398

    garyk1398 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an area roughly 19' round and as you can see it is partially "walled" off. I'd really like to convert the walled area into a run and build a coop in the area that isn't. Any thoughts, ideas, or suggestions would be great appreciated! [​IMG]

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  2. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think u could definitely make it work.....If u use the walled spot as the run (which i think u should) u will have to make it higher so they wont get out. But since it is already there u will only have to make fence there half as high.
    by the way...welcome to BYC
     
  3. PeepsAreForMe

    PeepsAreForMe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh that is an awesome spot! So many possibilities!! I think putting the coop against the wall would be easier, and making their run in the open part. Just my opinion. I'm pretty sure that whatever you do, you will do it twice, once you and your chicks use it and you find out what works for you. Good luck and keep us posted!! Welcome to BYC!
     
  4. Achickenwrangler#1

    Achickenwrangler#1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very neat, here's what I 'see', a silo or round type coop that you can enter from the upper level, and the run taking the whole circle and below the coop as well. The steps leading down enter the run. Like concentric circles within circles. Some plants and shrubbery complete the look.
     
  5. PeepsAreForMe

    PeepsAreForMe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love Achickenwrangler's idea!!!!
     
  6. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep. This!!
     
  7. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Overrun With Chickens

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    This has great potential.

    We had an in-ground pool, rectangular, we trucked in clean dirt, then 4 inches of horse manure, and some mulch and another inch of dirt. It makes a great vegetable garden, and periodically I take the chickens over there and let them go crazy.
     

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