Making a run.. pictures needed!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by The Red Rooster, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    I'm making a run and need ideas. Here's my idea for a run.

    Tell me what you think and post pictures of your runs.

    Thank you!

    ~AnnElise

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  2. Keltara

    Keltara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi AnnElise!

    Here's my run. I like that it's tall enough for anyone to walk into and comfortably stand. The "door" wall is 7 feet high and the back wall is 9 feet. The run dimensions are 4x12. It's very comfortable for cleaning and tending to the girls. The raised coop gives the girls 4 extra feet of run space, and saves my back while cleaning the coop out! I have sand in the run (and coop) which is really easy to clean. You can read more about my coop and run by clicking here, or you can click on one of the images below.
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    Sincerely,
    Kelly


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  3. Baymen Moe

    Baymen Moe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]This is my 12x16ft run
     
  4. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My run is very similar to yours.
    We built it for days when we go out of town and cannot let the chickens out to free range.
    The pop door stays open 24/7 but I close the gate to the run every night and open it in the morning (when I'm home).
    Excuse the naked guy in the photo.
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  5. Coop de Grille

    Coop de Grille Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine is 12x16 and 8 ft high. This picture was taken while in the process of building it.



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  6. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine had to follow the odd shape of the yard. It's also walk in height. Now the run base is all sand. Soon there will be a larger, custom wood coop on the outside.

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  7. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just added this on to my quail pen; [​IMG]
     
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  8. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, Here is how I did my runs.[​IMG]
    I used 6' x 10' construction fencing sections set in wooden framework. Used chain link fencing over 2" x 6" framing for roof. Works well.
    Erik
     
  9. Sunnydays

    Sunnydays Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I want to make a run like yours Erik...can you tell me what to use to hole construction fencing and chainlink to wood??

    And you you just hammered wood together or do you have mor support??
     
  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    My Coop
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