Grow out pen or little chickie playpen

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by andalusn, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. andalusn

    andalusn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Being the loving DW I am, I gave DH a Dewalt Compound Miter saw for Fathers Day [​IMG] This weekend he tested it out building this frame and I then attached the webbing while he took a nap. Its intended use is for the chicks in the brooder to have outside time in the grass. It is very light weight and easy to move. There is about a 2 inch under hang of mesh that rolls under the frame to discourage digging from the inside. I still need to attach a hook on the main beam to hang the feeder from.


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  2. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Very nice playpen but I wish I could sit back and watch you get a bunch of chicks out of there without a door for you to crawl inside [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  3. zookeeper15133

    zookeeper15133 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice! It is supervised time out right?
     
  4. andalusn

    andalusn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it was designed with the purpose to be a place to put chicks when I am cleaning the brooder or its just too nice to be inside and they would enjoy the grass to explore. A place to spend a sunny afternoon. It does have a door on the one end so I can get them in and out.
     
  5. andalusn

    andalusn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Added a roost to give them more options while enjoying their time in the yard. These are a rooster/pullet, Serama pair that really enjoy spending their day outside and scratching in the grass and dirt.
     

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