Just a pen...not a Coop & run.....

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by longlegz86, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. longlegz86

    longlegz86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I really dont have a Coop And Run....Mine is more of a Pen enclosure with nest boxes. I was wondering if this is going to be ok for the chickens or do I need to fix it somehow. I am going to make a smaller pen and am trying to figure out what I did wrong on this one. Thanks


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    And yes..my idea for the top of the boxes didnt work :(

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  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I love your nesting boxes :)

    They will need something more to protect them from predators and the elements.

    That chicken wire won't stand up against a hungry raccoon, and that tarp will tear under the weight of snow.
     
  3. longlegz86

    longlegz86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some other fencing I was going to add on it but I think the holes in it are too big. I wasnt sure what to put on the top. I was going to add paneling like I had on the sides but that can get pricey. I guess I will have to figure out something. I was hoping I wouldnt get much snow and it would be ok. I can always clean it off...alot..LOL

    Do you think they will be warm enough like this? I hear they are naturally warm and can do ok on their own...Want to make sure though........
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    They will need wind cover. I wouldn't overwinter my chickens in this coop, but it gets really cold here.

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    If you wintered it like above, you could pull it off.
     

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