My chicken run (pics)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Baymen Moe, May 2, 2009.

  1. Baymen Moe

    Baymen Moe Songster

    Jan 17, 2009
    Pembroke, Ma.
    It's been a while since I've posted progress pictures of my coop, so here's a few. The coop itself is done. I've been working on the run lately and it's almost done as well.

    I splurged on hardware cloth. I'm not getting into this to lose birds. Name a predator native to the northeast and I've got them. For those that are curious about the cost of the hardware cloth, I got a 4ftx100ft roll for $175.

    The ugly pile of old patio block came in real handy for a digging defense.


    It was a chore doing all the fencing work solo, but I'm pleased with the outcome. All that's left is covering the run and building the gate.

  2. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    [​IMG] Kudos! I only hope my DH and I can make such a nice run!
    I need to hook up the trailer and hit up Hot Springs to find some nice chunks of rock like that. We have railroad ties around our existing coop, but those are back-breakers and I'm not sure where to find anymore of them.

    Your coop and run are awesome! [​IMG]
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Looks great, [​IMG] ! And you're in the homestretch now.
  4. Luvducks

    Luvducks Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
    Love It!
  5. stano40

    stano40 Songster

    Apr 16, 2009
    Southern Maine
    Did you cement the post or just tamp them in?

  6. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    That's a great Run. [​IMG]
  7. Baymen Moe

    Baymen Moe Songster

    Jan 17, 2009
    Pembroke, Ma.
    The posts are cemented. They're 4x4's.


  8. lunkerchicken

    lunkerchicken Songster

    Great job. I love the design - nice work. I am just finishing up my coop and plan to start the run next. I have all the lumber, just need the time now. I am planning a 16' x 16' run covered on the walls with chicken wire and haven't decided on the roof yet.
    Chicks coming Monday - kids and I are very excited!!!
  9. Suburban chick farmer 09

    Suburban chick farmer 09 Songster

    Feb 21, 2009
    St. Louis MO
    Great job, and nice looking run. I have the same idea for the pile of stone I tore off the front of my house.
  10. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Songster

    Feb 6, 2009
    Great run. [​IMG]

    Cementing the posts is a must (said the lady who will be re-setting posts this week!) [​IMG]

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