Finally here are my coop and run pics

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by countrygirl4513, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chick house is attached to the tobacco barn. We made it out of skids that my hubby brought from the factory. Having trouble with the barn itself , rain etc. but all is well for my peeps. Gonna redo the roof soon on the chicken house. When the wind kicks up it peels the tin back. that's why i have blocks on it. but all in all they are protected. My chicken yard is netted on top to keep out hawks. I plan on extending it on out once they pack it down. i like a big yard for my peeps. Can you guess what my fence door is made of?

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  2. arwmommy

    arwmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess on the door is a twin sized mattress box spring frame.
     
  3. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    excellent answer. it's from a bunkie board. i plan on replacing it with metal frame, soon.
     
  4. arwmommy

    arwmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, what is a bunkie board????? [​IMG]
     
  5. fowlweatherfriends

    fowlweatherfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bunkie board: instead of regular sized boxspring, it is about 3 inches or so thick-to go on a bunk bed under the mattress (so your face is not pressing against the top bunk or ceiling lol!).
     
  6. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2007
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    Just saw your coop and run. I hate to be a spoil sport but is that chicken wire? We used chicken wire on our run and it lasted a year until a opossum stretched one of the holes and came in It got all but three of our chickens When we discovered the dead chickens we looked and found several stretched out holes It was trying to make a hole big enough to take the birds It couldn't so it just took their heads. I hate to see anyone use chicken wire. I see you live in Tennessee Don't you have racoons and opossums. Think about it. I don't know why they call that thin flimmzy wire chcken wire. It may keep the birds in but it doesn't keep anything else out. Micki
     
  7. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only chickenwire is right there infront of the house. the rest is galvanized wire. after purchasing the chicken wire i didn't like it because it was so flimzy so i opted out for the stronger pet fencing. i plan on replacing that small spot eventually. but we have guard dogs that keep out unwanteds so i'm not too concerned at this point. but i don't advise chicken wire unless its a high gage and even at that it doesn't do the job.
     
  8. spock78

    spock78 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is that a small turkey I see in that last pic?? If so, I have a lot to learn yet. Nice set up. I'm getting ideas here. LOL!!
     
  9. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no not a turkey. that's a cochin
     

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