Could this work?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by halo, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. halo

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    lol naaaaaaaaaaa see my page yes it will
     
  3. halo

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    How funny!!! Great minds think alike, right??!!??

    So you didnt put the chicken house inside, you just attached it? Have you had any problem whatsoever with predators with that?
     
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    not sence i put cement around the bottom edge of the wire. and covered the top with 2"x4" dog wire .......building is outside.
     
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    I think what I would do, rather than the cement, is to dig a trench and set the sides of the run down in the trench. Since its 6 foot tall, you could easily put a foot in the ground and leave enough room to mosey around inside the pen. Only because Im not cement-wise....tho if it would turn out like my last batch of biscuits, it would be PERFECT! I was thinking how I was going to divvy up the room in my new Chicken Condo...I wont have to do it near as much as I thought I would with a pen like this for the breeders.
     
  6. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is what I have as my main pen for 8 chickens. Works great, top is covered and bottom is wired.

    BUT! Predators CAN get through the chain link! I witnessed it, possums, weasels....so if you dont shut them in at night they wont be safe. I have a doghouse in mine....

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    Great pics, Tiffany! I was thinking of that too...possums can get thru those holes??? I was thinking of covering the chain link with 1/2 or 1 inch netting to take care of that problem. I love your set up, its gorgeous. Doghouse, great idea there. Funny I didnt think of that, being as this is a DOG KENNEL....
     
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    Oh...for those of you who have this pen and have put it together, would there be any way to buy 2 of them and put them together to make a much bigger yard? I didnt look at the directions close enough to see if it could be modified that way. If so, I might be able to use them for the runs on my main coop.
     

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