From an old tree house to a new chicken copp

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by austintgraf, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. austintgraf

    austintgraf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I plan to start posting pictures as soon as I figure out how to [​IMG]
     
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  2. beach livin'

    beach livin' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    did you figure it out?
     
  3. austintgraf

    austintgraf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    where the tree house once stood. We cut the stilts down to about half the height and put it on skids

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    Then we proceeded to move it with the trusty bota [​IMG]

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    once in place we started adding the run fence. These are premade sections we made so we could take down and reassemble whenever we want and wherever we want. More when I get home tonight [​IMG]
     
  4. austintgraf

    austintgraf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just did thanks [​IMG] stay tunned I will post more tonight!
     
  5. beach livin'

    beach livin' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looking good. i grew up using a kuboda tractor, LOVED it. Very reliable! cant wait to see more pics [​IMG]
     
  6. austintgraf

    austintgraf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is another picture of the sections in which we used on the run.

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    this is a view of the whole front. The view we have from the window of our house.

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    getting ready to put up the backside. The other two side we just attached the chicken wire directly to the pre existing fence.

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    Back side finished... mostly...
    Well thats all for tonight. [​IMG] more tommorrow [​IMG]
     
  7. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, my chicken coop used to be an old club house that we built.
     
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    That is looking good! [​IMG]

    You might think about covering your pen (or even part of your pen over by the trees) with some bird netting (and if you get snow you might get fishnet or heavy knotted, or just use 2 inch galvanized chicken wire) to keep hawks out as those trees are pretty close. Hawks and owls can hide in the tree and swoop down.

    Please disregard this information if you don't usually have hawks/owls around or know all this already! [​IMG]
     
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  9. austintgraf

    austintgraf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    haha [​IMG] trust me I thought of that I planned for like three months before starting haha [​IMG]
    Oh by the way. Disregard the mess It is four months after I first started and I've yet to finish lol and it has been a mess the whole time. [​IMG]
     
  10. austintgraf

    austintgraf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so we put on commercial aviary netting [​IMG] great stuff!!!

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    nest boxes / storage
     

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