Large Run Construction

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by pixiechick, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. pixiechick

    pixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We built a small run for my chickens early in the spring so I know the basics. Now we are about to build a large run for my mother and I'm looking for tricks to make the job go more smoothly. I've looked at all the coop pages, but most don't give info on how the runs were constructed. Could we get thread going with some ideas and pics? Ya'll come up with stuff I would never think of![​IMG]
     
  2. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    I suggest hoop construction. Simpler to construct than framing types. Think greenhouse and you get the idea.
     
  3. pixiechick

    pixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is going to be on a slope. Will that matter?
     
  4. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats easy you put in your corners 1st.then put your line post 6ft a part.i use 6ft to 7ft steel T post for line posts.
     
  5. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Quote:That compicates things. If you cant do it on the level, then something has to be longer on the downslope side, etc.
     
  6. pozarnsk

    pozarnsk Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm in the process of building a large run as well. All in all it will be roughly 75' X 50'. What I'm going to do is space 8' 4X4 posts about 8' apart and then staple the fencing to them. Over the top of the fencing will be 2X4's running at 3 levels, bottom, middle, top. It's not going to be covered as this really complicates things with a large run.
     

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