Is this a good price? 10x12 Chainlink Dog Pen for $150

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

  1. Yotta Yotta

    Yotta Yotta Out Of The Brooder

    67
    0
    29
    Apr 22, 2008
    Madison AL
    Hey all, I just read in the paper today that someone is selling a 10x12 Chainlink Dog Pin for $150. I was just wondering if that's a good price and if I should get it and turn it into a run. It's 6 feet tall. Never looked into buying chainlink before so I don't know how to compare.

    I was thinking I might be able to build a bigger run for cheaper. I have several iron posts laying around and all I'd have to do is buy some chicken wire to go between them. It'd only be 4 feet tall though, would that be tall enough?
     
  2. swiftfoot

    swiftfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

    367
    1
    141
    Dec 23, 2007
    Blountville , TN
    yes you can build a bigger run for cheaper
    but the fence is sturdier
     
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    6,396
    10
    263
    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    I would have to say YA because as I did a search just now on google about it there were 10x12 foot chain link dog kennels for 400.00- up to 600.00 with the nice door on it. I would jump all over that one!
     
  4. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    It depends on the condition of the kennel, and also if it is 4 panel as opposed to a 'box kit' which has one sheet of chain link wrapped around the frame. The panels are usually $75+ ea.(in my area) and it varies based on the height of the panels. If its a kit, it would be difficult to move.
     
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    6,396
    10
    263
    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    I forgot to add...what we did was build our own in our back yard...you can buy just regular chain link seperate and then we used 4x4 posts that we cemented into the ground and used the u hook things to attach the chain link to those. It was MUCH cheaper and help up for years! Now we sold the house and the new owners LOVE it. The only thing with chickens is you want to run some kind of chicken wire all around the bottom and dig 12 inches all around to lay that wire down and out underground so nothing can dig under your fence.
     
  6. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    If it's in good shape and is the panel one it's a very good price and I would snatch it up.

    You don't want to use chicken wire for a fence as predators can easily break in.
     
  7. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    I'd check out freecycle first. We got one given to use there. It was the frame and some fencing, but we reinforced it with hardware cloth, too since it's neccesary. It was small in height (4ft), but for free...can't complain. [​IMG] It was perfect for a trio of birds.
     
  8. willheveland

    willheveland Chillin' With My Peeps

    946
    12
    161
    Jan 29, 2008
    southern tier,NY
    I just bought 2.One new one 10x10x6 for $200. and then a used one a week later 12x12x6 for $125.For the price I'd like 5 more used ones.They are the panel type and I think they will work well because you can add on to make them bigger and you can move them around (which I like best).I plan on placing big flat rocks around the bottom like patio block look to keep critters from digging under.I think they would hold up best if you put it on treated 2x6 boards fastened down with conduit straps.
    If it was the panel type,I think I would buy it. Will
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by