Hiding your run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Anny, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. Anny

    Anny Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    does any one hide their chicken coop run? I'm trying to think of ways to make the run look nicer. I am going to have the coop in the garage and the run outside.

    I was thinking of putting a trellis (about 1/2 a foot away from the coop to keep chickens from eating the plants) or something with vines growing on it. What would be good to plant that wouldn't hurt the chickens if they ate some of it?
  2. morelcabin

    morelcabin Songster

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    You could plant peas or beans or even cucumbers on a trellis...that way you could have some too:>) I personally would plant some sort of perennial shrubs like a hedging all around, looks great, provides shade, and you don't have much upkeep.
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    When you're planting be sure and allow for a good breeze to still come through the run.
  4. kodiakchicken

    kodiakchicken Songster

    Apr 18, 2008
    Kodiak, Alaska
    Quote:and sun!
  5. Anny

    Anny Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    My back yard gets part sun at best, what could grow well in that??
  6. fullhouse

    fullhouse Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    I am starting grape vines.
  7. Jacky'sMamma

    Jacky'sMamma Songster

    May 16, 2008
    Antelope, CA
    Potato vines grow like CRAZY!

    Just a name... no potatoes on 'em!
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2008
  8. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL

    I hid my coop behind the shed and on the other side you get the eggs.. I really wanted to make it look inviting and cool.. I have to do some changing of the white roping, I am going to switch it out with fishing string.. cant see it as much (this is just in the front) I wanted to make it so cute that I wouldnt have to hide it as bad. The two gardenia bushes will get big to the top of the fence.. I also may transplant my roses (they are not getting enough sunlight) to the side of the run.
  9. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Songster

    May 8, 2008
    I am thinking of using some potted plants/shrubs around the back yard. I have been eying a trellis or two. I want to see my girls as much as possible when they are out.
    To be honest. I am going to be putting more work into the area behind the coop. The neighbors behind us have a chain link fence and a stockade fence that is mostly fallen down now and looks like crap. I dont want to have to look at it while out there enjoying my back yard and my hens. [​IMG] Some lattice should do the trick.[​IMG]
  10. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I've planted willow and plan on eventually having a "living" fence/sculpture in front of it. Right now I've got morning glories

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