Modified exercise pen as run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by DraftXJumper, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. DraftXJumper

    DraftXJumper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! I am new to chickens, and we are working on our chicken run. My husband is no carpenter, and he doesn't have much free time to build a run by scratch. We found a cheap exercise pen that we are modifying for our girls. We are combining two runs, securing all corners & edges further, bolting it to the coop, adding hardware cloth all over, including edging all the way around as a digging guard. We were also thinking about stone or edging pavers around the outside edges as an added measure. All latches will have clips/carabiners to lock them. I'm still worried this won't be secure enough for nighttime, so any advice would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Please read more Premium Member Project Manager

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    Could you post a picture?
    Not sure what an exercise pen is.
     

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