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Has anyone used hogpanel or other hard fencing panels to make a run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Sweetlilbaby, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. Sweetlilbaby

    Sweetlilbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw at tractor supply Co that they have cattle feedlot panels. I was thinking if i buy 4 of those then cover them in chicken wire, and cover the top that it would give a safe run area for my chickens. I plan to make a 16x16 run for them. I can only own 6 and I have chose silkie mix's because of their small size.
    Was just wondering if anyone has tried it. I plan to do it. I use to use kennel panels but they are way more expensive.
     
  2. joan1708

    joan1708 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used cattle panels, cyclone fencing frame and hardware cloth to make my run. On this site I've seen some very nice hoop coops made of cattle panels and hardware cloth.
     
  3. wolfbayfarm

    wolfbayfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    We used the cattle panels to make our chicken tractor coops. I used 2 panels folded over to a 8x8 frame my husband built using 2x4's. We then put chicken wire on back ,front and the door. Then put a cheap tarp from tractor supply over sides and top for sun and rain. We currently have three now and they are easy to pull around the yard.
     
  4. wolfbayfarm

    wolfbayfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I knew there was a name for them:) Hoop Coops
     
  5. joan1708

    joan1708 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wolfbayfarm - can you please show us a picture of your tractors? Here is my cattle panel run. This is the frame.[​IMG]

    This is the finished product.
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  6. ThaiChick

    ThaiChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We used hog/cattle panels bent into an arch with poultry wire stretched over the top, then tied together with hog rings.[​IMG]
     
  7. Oakieridge

    Oakieridge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we used them to build hoop houses. Here is a picture of ours, the first is our first one we learned alot building it. We did the front win plywood like the second one just didn't have it 100% finished in the picture. The second one just didn't have the tarp on it yet. They are aprox 9' x 10' and a little over 5' tall. I love them. We have 2 so far and plan on building 2 or 3 more this summer.

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  8. Rock Home Isle

    Rock Home Isle Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm getting ready to set up some panels to keep the girls out of the garden. I've used them before to great effect, as long as the breed that you have is not a good flyer, the panels should work just fine.

    If they are good flyers, then you may want to consider a covered run.
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2012
  9. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    That is cute!
     
  10. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are some 20 ft at some dealers too .Use ty wraps to get it like you want it then tie with galv. wire or ss wire to make it permanent ...cva34
     

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