I built this in one day. :)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lovinlife, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. lovinlife

    lovinlife Chillin' With My Peeps

    I turned this...

    ...into this...

    ...added wire and chickens...

    it's a great little pen: 8'x10'x50"high

    And I have blisters. [​IMG]
    Note: we live in Texas where it's over 100 daily. They need shade and water and they're happy. I have a tarp over part of it in case the severe drought ends any time this century and we get rain. Otherwise, it's underneath a very large Post Oak tree and is always shaded. There are two other runs adjacent to the one I built. They're both 4'x8'. This is my young chicken compound (except for the two mature bantam cochins in the new pen). I'm very happy with the new pen. [​IMG]
  2. chickenbythesea

    chickenbythesea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    Nova Scotia
    looks fab! you had a VERY busy day [​IMG]
  3. lovinlife

    lovinlife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks! I did this on Sunday. Has been working great!
  4. Haunted Chicken

    Haunted Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    I love this! I can't wait to get my run up so I can let mine run around like that. Really looks great [​IMG]
  5. ContessaKris

    ContessaKris Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2011
    Grandview (SKC), MO
    Ohhh, I love this! And it looks like about how much wood I have right now! lol I'm curious, where is the coop they sleep/roost/lay in? Maybe I'm just not seeing it?
  6. Horsefly

    Horsefly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2010
    Looks great! What kind of latch did you use on the door and how are the corners supported so it doesn't wobble? Thanks
  7. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    Great job!! [​IMG]
  8. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    Don't you just love the LG auto-waters. Just love you set up. Good job. [​IMG]
  9. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    Great job!!!
    I love that you did it in one day! I can't stay outside long enough to do anything like that right now.
    I went on CL and bought a dog kennel. Yes, I cheated.
  10. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2011
    Tennessee Plateau
    Quote:She and you must have good luck with the LG waterers, there are two of them. I ordered mine and it overflowed on the lightest setting possible. I fought with Miller Mfg. for a month or so to no avail. Finally spent another $20. on parts to rectify the problem. In the mean time I built my own. I use it outside in the run and the LG inside.

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