Hen Haven....Chain Link Run.... Construction Progress Photo's

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by fireguy56, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2010
    Slidell, Louisiana
    Well, here are some updated photos of the run roof framing and chain link installed for those of you that asked for me to keep the pictures coming. Still have to frame and cover the area of the run in the rear to keep water and sun off the girls. That is next. Hope you enjoy the pic's of our progress.
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    WOW..Fine job!! Looks like the chickens are really enjoying themselves! [​IMG]
  3. Roccomanchickens

    Roccomanchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2011
    Carroll, IA
    Beautiful! [​IMG]
  4. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2010
    Millersburg, PA
    That is one awesome run!!! Great Job!!! [​IMG] Love it!
  5. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Very nice job! Very neat set up, how much is going to be shaded? Are you going to give the birds a few outside roost?

    Couple suggestions that you may already have in the plans.

    Skirt the outside of the run against diggers, plus it will compensate for the ground contours

    Line the lower part of the run wire to prevent reach thrus by coon (just need to go the height of the chickens)

    Be suRe that each point of contact between the wire and the frame is secure so a critter can't push thru
  6. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2010
    Slidell, Louisiana
    Thanks for the replys. Plan on shade cloth for about half( or about 12'), That should take care of my setting sun issues. Also, small crepe myrtles in foreground won't take long to be nice little shade trees across the front, Will plant a few more in a week or so.
    Wire is stapled very tightly across all of the framing.
    do plan on a "digging determent" but as far as worried about reaching in, not too concerned. Have little ankle biters that roam around the coop all day and girls are locked down at night. Plus wife and I are outside always. Note the chairs under tree next to run. It's our beer drinking/chicken watching spot.
  7. savingpurple

    savingpurple Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2011
    NW Ohio
    Beautiful!!! Great job !!
  8. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Very nice and so big. I'm impressed.


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