Doglot/ chicken coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by zeldadog, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. zeldadog

    zeldadog In the Brooder

    Sep 13, 2007
    Hi! everyone has anyone got a doglot that connects to there chicken pen? If so what did you use to keep the dog from trying get your chickens? We are putting wire mesh over chainlink but I don't think that is good enough. If someone has an idea let me know or if you think it will be ok. No what I mean is it is a dog kennel on one side and a chicken coop on the other side. What I am saying they are side by side.
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2008
  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    I'm not sure what you mean by doglot. maybe if you clarified a bit, you would get more i'll bump this back up for you
  3. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Songster

    Jul 11, 2007
    like a dog kennel? a run? simply don't put the dog in there I guess.
  4. sheps4her

    sheps4her Songster

    Jan 10, 2008
    Guilford County, NC
    There are a few people here who use dog kennels or "lots" for their chicken runs. Most adapt by putting chicken wire or hardware cloth along the bottom and cover the top with netting. Look through the coop designs page. There are a few pictures posted on there. [​IMG]

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    Last edited: Feb 4, 2008
  5. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    If you're talking about a dog kennel-- I use one for my hens. I don't have chicken wire around it, but I do have hardware cloth on the top. the dogs don't bother the chickens--they wre trained to leave them alone. If they did come sniffing aroun--the hens pull their head back in real quick.
  6. hiddenmagnolia

    hiddenmagnolia Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    South Louisiana
    Depends if doglot has cement floor. If you have TSC close they have wire panels. We got the ones with 2x4 openings 5' tall and 16' long. If you have cement run then just lay them on top of slab. If no slab then bury chicken wire 1 1/2 feet below ground along fence. I have pitts that have eaten through chain link fence so when we built our kennels we used these panels. Some people call them goat or horse panels. No problems with chew out.
  7. I too have dog kennel pannels for part of my chicken run. Have it toped with chicken wire so no one can fly in no one can fly out. Haven't had any problems.

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