Mini Coop with Run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by feedstorechick, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. feedstorechick

    feedstorechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I borrowed this design from pamperedpoultry. The overall size is 4' x 8'. My big coop with a electric net fence is great for grown hens, but wasn't working for younger birds and bantams. This works great!
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  2. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    Looks great!!!!![​IMG]
     
  3. KMHunter

    KMHunter [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Cr

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    That's great! I need to build something like that when I get new babies and they outgrow their brooder, but aren't old enough to go into the big house.
     
  4. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    Great!!![​IMG]
     
  5. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    Those look really nice. How many birds do you keep in them? What are the dimensions of the coop?
     
  6. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Feedstorechick:
    How do you like that electric net fence? Is it moveable? [​IMG]
    Love your mini coops! [​IMG]
     
  7. feedstorechick

    feedstorechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The overall size is 4' x 8'. The coop is 2'x4' and the run is 6' x4'.

    We built our design so the coop and the run are two separate pieces.

    The frame of the run is 4'x8', but the wire stops at 6'. The coop is like a house that slides into the side boards of the frame of the run.

    This photo shows how the coop fits between the side boards of the run. It slides up to the wire, then a screw on each side holds it in place.

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  8. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2009
    outside Dallas
    Those are great! I wish you lived near me to help me make a few of those. I am so dangerous with a hammer. [​IMG]
     
  9. feedstorechick

    feedstorechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Electric net fence isn't perfect, but I like it. Mine came from premier1supplies.com. They have a great video showing how to install it.

    It installs fast and provides enough shock to keep out pets and livestock. We did have one raccoon get past it. Once we trapped that one, we haven't had any more trouble.

    Little chickens, like bantams and young birds can run through the mesh, so it works best on grown standard size chickens.
     
  10. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Idaho
    Thanks for sharing, I am going to have to "steal" the idea!
     

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