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Coop is finally finished

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Bulldog6, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. Bulldog6

    Bulldog6 Out Of The Brooder

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    took a while to get some up but its finally done.[​IMG]

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  2. 2907 Chicken

    2907 Chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks good
     
  3. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Your coop build is adorable and well built! Kudos for sure! With that said, I do have a few comments on your run. Your signature doesn't say what part of the country you live in, and I see you're backed up to a forested area....predator heaven! When I enlarged your photos I notice that you're using 2 x 4 (?) wire on the run. This will do nothing to keep raccoons, weasels and skunks out. Raccoons are especially good at just reaching in, grabbing a chicken by it's neck and the rest is disaster. I noticed dirt "birmed up" around the perimeter...is your wire aproned at the bottom (down and out at least 12-14")? Predators will dig and easily gain entrance if not.

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    Please don't get me wrong, but I'm afraid it's not a question of if predators will get your flock but when.
     

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