Height on the run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by yodercountrygirl, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. yodercountrygirl

    yodercountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    We are starting on our coop and run. [​IMG] But we don't know how high to make the fence. Help please!!!
     
  2. purecountrychicken

    purecountrychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put up 5' fence around my run. Works good. I also clipped their wings so they can't fly as high.
     
  3. smokeater413

    smokeater413 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we made ours 6ft high and covered it with 2x4 welded wire, we didnt want to stoop while working in the run.
     
  4. mdelo

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    Quote:Thats the same reason I made mine 6' high [​IMG]
     
  5. CityChook

    CityChook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine is 7 ft at the door and 5 ft. at the lowest point. Nice not to worry about hitting my head when I'm in there. It's fully covered with metal sheeting. Sounds great in the rain.
     
  6. Over Easy in Adna

    Over Easy in Adna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thats the same reason I made mine 6' high [​IMG]

    I would still hit my head........[​IMG]
     
  7. nightshade

    nightshade Chillin' With My Peeps

    I currently have a 12x24 6ft high section attached to a 24x40 4ft high section all is covered with poultry or aviary netting. I like having an area where I can walk around in with the birds and enjoy them with out whacking my head. But I want more room then I can afford to make 6ft high that is why the height deference. Now at the new farm when we build that 12x24 walk in area it will have a solid roof on it, not an open wire or netting covered area. This will make for less mud in the spring and more area that is snow free in the winter.
     

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