Electrified and Sodded Run - Pix Included!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by moonlyghtegirl, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. moonlyghtegirl

    moonlyghtegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all, [​IMG]

    My DH, a loving husband (an electrician) built me this great ELECTRIFIED run, and helped me sod it as well.

    The run is 14 x 21 foot, and 6 feet in heighth. The electried strands are placed at 4, 8, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36 48 and 60 inches respectively. He ran the tap for the electricity from the electric fence around our property.

    The interior is lined with hardware cloth up to 24 inches, and it is grounded (keeping us from unintentional fried chicken!), then chicken wire from there to the top.

    The top of the run is covered with poultry netting.

    So far, we have had no intrusions..... [​IMG]

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  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
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    Great looking set up April. [​IMG] If you and your DH get bored you can come up here and build me one. [​IMG] I love it, and it looks very secure too. [​IMG]
     
  3. moonlyghtegirl

    moonlyghtegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I'll trade for some lawn service!!!
     
  4. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    That wouldnt be a baad trade on my part. [​IMG]
     
  5. R@ndy

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great looking set-up [​IMG] What kind of predators do you have around your area?
     
  6. moonlyghtegirl

    moonlyghtegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi [email protected],

    We have at least one of everything...fox, dogs, possum, raccons, hawks, coyotes, snakes...I don't know if I am forgetting anything, but you get the gist...

    April
     
  7. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great Looking Setup!!
     
  8. Suburban chick farmer 09

    Suburban chick farmer 09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone caught trespassing gets the electric chair, I mean fence. [​IMG] Nice setup.
     
  9. harewizard

    harewizard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great run!! Thanks for posting a picture!

    Can I ask what the window panels are for?[​IMG]

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  10. R@ndy

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW, Now I see the need for the Zap'em if they get close.

    Again nice set-up Good Luck

    Randy
     

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