First of several....

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CobraFnD, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. CobraFnD

    CobraFnD Out Of The Brooder

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    Well... started my pen project this weekend. This is the first building block of what I intend to be (5) 10 x 10 pens, and a 10 x 30 Pullet pen. Along with a covered feed area.

    Anyway... first pics of the project...

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  2. Hopper

    Hopper Out Of The Brooder

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    so jealous you get to have that many pens and that many chickens... love it![​IMG]
     
  3. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Nice construction!

    What type of wire is that on the front? And what are you going to put over the boards on 'ladder' side under the roof.

    I'm worried about everything reaching (coons, possums) or crawling (rats, snakes) through.

    Great that its in the shade, they will appreciate that with this weather.
     
  4. CobraFnD

    CobraFnD Out Of The Brooder

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    I am using 2 x 4 welded wire. It is just going to be adult chickens in these pens. I have never had a problem with snakes and adult chickens. I will use smaller wire on the pens for smaller chickens. I also folded the wire under the bottom boards and extended the wire under the ground for about 15". this will keep animals from digging under. I can sell a dressed coon for $10, so there are not many of those around. Possums, well they just happen up on my coon traps all too often. [​IMG]
     
  5. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    [​IMG] looking good
     

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