Coop and Run. Not done... but getting there.

WYOwhy

In the Brooder
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Sep 10, 2010
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Just thought I'd post some pictures of my coop and run. Still a work in progress, but getting there.

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Gratuitous pic of the wonder-dog checking it out:
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Thanks for looking.
 

WYOwhy

In the Brooder
9 Years
Sep 10, 2010
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Thanks. The coop is from the cheapest kit I could find. I'm not quite handy enough to build a decent coop on my own. And I bought the dog run panels from Menards. Total cost run and coop is less than $500. Not too bad considering what I would have paid a handy-man to build one for me. I hope it keeps my three chickens happy and safe. I'm planning to finish the roof on it this weekend.
 

Annabella

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Very innovative - Looks fabulous!!
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Have you just threaded the roof rafters through the top of the side panelling?? If so - very clever - is there much weight in it? will the fence wire cope with the weight?
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I am always on the look out for "non" carpentry ideas for a coop and run!!
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WYOwhy

In the Brooder
9 Years
Sep 10, 2010
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Wyoming
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Yes, the roof rafters are just threaded through the panels. I buried the two panels closest to the garage a little deeper than the others and I'm adding a second 12' 2x4 in the back that I will bolt to the garage for added support. That way the overlap of the roof panels works to my advantage and strengthens the whole structure. The kennel is a little more solid than chain link, and seems to hold up to the weight just fine. A friend and I actually dangled ourselves from the center support to test it out.

I'm glad that only slightly handy DIYers can still have decent coops for reasonable budgets, I was feeling kinda jealous of everybody's nice custom coops.
 

MANNA-PRO

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