Ghetto Coop/Run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by obxWaMi, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. obxWaMi

    obxWaMi Chillin' With My Peeps

    They say that desperate times call for desperate measures. Well, things got desperate today. DH, Wayne, and our friend, Stephen, decided to introduce our new rescue chicken, Lucky, to the girls today while I was at work. Things did not go very well. Lucky has a few pecked places on her. We had to build something for her in a hurry. SO..... I converted our trampoline into a run and a rubbermaid tote into a singles coop.


    The wire is left over chicken wire that we doubled by folding it over. We used tent stakes to secure the bottom edge of it to the ground and the top edge is secured to the frame of the trampoline with bale wire. Her coop has several bricks in the bottom to weight it and pine shavings to make her comfortable.
    We are expecting a good deal of rain over the next few days so I'm sure we will have to tarp the whole thing, but for tonight she is resting comfortably.
  2. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2009
    If that isn't the most brilliant use of a trampoline I have ever seen...

    It's fantastic!!

    Hope Lucky makes friends soon...
  3. granmahen

    granmahen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2008
    Bakersfield, CA
    Uh, what if the kids want to jump? Actually, I wondered if fencing that space would work, seems like a good bunny exercise spot too.[​IMG]
  4. Woods_Woman

    Woods_Woman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 21, 2009
    Oregon Rain Forest
    Ghetto or not...I like, I am sure it will do for now.
  5. tdgill

    tdgill Overrun With Chickens

    hope she's safe from predators out there. I'd bring her in tonite tote and all. Thats a nice daytime run tho. You prob dont even have to tent stake it to keep her enclosed. And of course the tent stakes prob wont keep anything OUT anyway. Just dont wanna see her luck run out. :)
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2009
  6. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    What a great idea!! I just love it! [​IMG]
  7. Jess N Jeff

    Jess N Jeff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2009
    South San Diego, Cali
    That is an awsome Macgyver set up!!! Use what ya got!!![​IMG]
  8. werecatrising

    werecatrising Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2009
  9. dlfridie

    dlfridie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2009
    I really like this one:)
  10. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    You can see the chickens while you are outside having fun. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2009

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