I have wood!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Malbri, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. Malbri

    Malbri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I picked up 33 8 foot long 2x4s for the run today. Let the building begin!
     
  2. Ladysonja

    Ladysonja Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You build it and they will come! Chickens - I mean! LOL!

    Good Luck on your project and post pics when completed!
     
  3. Malbri

    Malbri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You build it and they will come! Chickens - I mean! LOL!

    Good Luck on your project and post pics when completed!

    Ha! I've already got the chickens, but they only have a small "porch" that got ripped by a predator who got one of myy 2 month old pullets. So we are making a 16x8 completly predator proof run for 24/7 turn out for my main flock.
     
  4. nautical_bouy

    nautical_bouy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your not using 4x4's for fence posts????
     
  5. Malbri

    Malbri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No, we are making 6 panels and connecting them all
     
  6. Malbri

    Malbri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I now have half the panels bought and primed
     
  7. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL, are we related? I picked up 32 eight foot long 2 x 4's yesterday for our chicken run. We got quite a bit of the framing done today before we had to quite since we had dinner plans.

    We're doing pretty much the same thing.... making panels and connecting them together, and enclosing the whole thing in 1" x 2" welded wire, including lining the bottom.

    Good luck with your project!
     
  8. Their Other Mother

    Their Other Mother Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just what are 2x4's going for in your area? They just broke $2.00 @ here. I've been buying the cull wood they sell in the back of Home Depot. They cut it in half and sell it for 51 cents per board. I have made some really neat stuff like a milking stantion for my goats, picket gates and I'm working on a new set of nesting boxed for the girls. I'm trying to figuer out how to build my new coop with 4 ft lengths. I'm having so much fun!
     
  9. Heather J

    Heather J Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oooh, cull wood! I'm going to have to ask about that next time I'm at HD!
     
  10. Their Other Mother

    Their Other Mother Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got all this for 20 bucks!
     

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