is there such thing as portable run 6ft tall ?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MamaChic21, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. MamaChic21

    MamaChic21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Planning on doing a portable chicken shed and coop, but if I can't do portable run, then what's the use for portable chicken coop ?
    Any ideas ?
     
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  2. Petej

    Petej Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We used to use a portable dog enclosure for our run before we let them free range around the yard.

    The run is now used for the Rabbits and measures about 8 feet per side and is seven foot tall.

    I think we picked this one up at Petsmart....
     
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  3. MamaChic21

    MamaChic21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, I'll check that out. I can't let them free range everywhere. We have all the flying and ground predators you could possibly think of. They do have a closed and another open roof run but hawks got 2 of my precious silkies :-(
     
  4. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have seen deattachable runs on portable coops and others that use the run as a lever and put wheels on the coop so the whole system acts like a wheel barrow.
     
  5. MamaChic21

    MamaChic21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just googled it, nothing came up other then typical portable chicken coops (only) Can you suggest any websites that I might see it ?
     
  6. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Your on it right now. [​IMG] Try using the search command.
     
  7. MamaChic21

    MamaChic21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, thank you :) I will do so
    By the way, before you ever responded to me, I've seen your BYC page before and admired it very much.
     
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    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

  9. MamaChic21

    MamaChic21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked at that too, very cute, I like it but too small for my 24 birds unfortunately [​IMG]
    I don't know if you have seen my BYC page but I got a problem, don't know where to put my chicken coop/run. It's either the perfect place but the hill has trees so the roof can't be covered, the position of the sun and wind, or too close to the house or too far away, so I decided to make a portable chicken coop and run so whatever the season has to offer, I still have the chance to move them to a dry sunny place during the winter and close during the winter and more grass area during the summer.
     
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  10. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    You're not going to get a portable run for *21* chickens, unless you are raising broilers and only want to give them a few square feet apiece.

    The biggest portable run that IMO is really feasible is something on the order of an 8x12 hoop-style or cattle-panel-style... 8x16 or 10x12 *might possibly* be feasible if you are very good at sturdy well-braced construction and have a vehicle to tow the thing b/c it will quite possibly end up rather heavy for moving by hand.

    Lots and lots of people have a portable coop for a decent sized flock without a portable run, because they free-range them. If you are not comfortable with that, I think that for 21 chickens you will either have to sacrifice portability, or have only a tiny run and take your chances. I suppose in principle you could make two separate runs to dock with the coop, but that would be a giant hassle and with that many chickens I think you'd spend an awful lot of time moving things around.

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     

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