imagine my moms surprise for mothers day my new run and coop..PICS

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ticks, May 10, 2008.

  1. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    My dad and I got stakes and chicken wire at TSC and our local farm store we used a whole 50'X4' role. pics in a few minutes. I think this will work for 7 chickens.
     
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  2. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
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  3. Jolyn

    Jolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2008
    Northern California
    Will they be protected from hawks and such out there?

    Isn't it fun getting new stuff for our chicks? How old are yours?

    Oh and Vermont looks beautiful!! [​IMG]
     
  4. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Funny actually when we were putting it up a hawk flew by with many crows attacking him. They will have a "coop" like a converted rabbit hutch made for chickens. They have only been in their 6 hours look at the poop! they are three and a half weeks!

    with their "mother"
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    it opens??
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    peekaboo!
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  5. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    I would also be worried about hawks....

    Will you be shutting them in your coop at night?
     
  6. hobobrando

    hobobrando Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice run I'll have to stop by and check it out. I get my wire tomarrow so I'll problably have the one I'm working on finished by the end of the week.
     
  7. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    we will close the top of the hutch at night and we will put poultry netting over the top or a section. Brandon it is a lot bigger than it looks. when you come over you will be surprised! its more than 50 sq.feet! Also those stakes will mess up a hawk. For some reason when it finally was done I kept thinking ooo ducks!!
     
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  8. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    the bigger thing that im worried worried about is coyotes, coons, weasels, and fox. the wholes at the bottom are enough for something to slip under (weasel)
     

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