My coop so far part 3

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by RIVERA69R, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. RIVERA69R

    RIVERA69R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are a few more pics of my coop project: [​IMG]
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    [​IMG] in the first one you see i havent moved the log pile to paint the back yet [​IMG] but thats on the agenda!
     
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  2. christineandallie

    christineandallie New Egg

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    I really like this it's what I plan to build also. Christine
     
  3. bantamman13

    bantamman13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great looking coop I like the chain link fence for the run that should be varmit proof.
     
  4. RIVERA69R

    RIVERA69R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I plan to put chicken wire on the bottom half of it so nothing can reach in the pen and also the top is completly closed off with a sunscreen I bought at lowes for that run
     
  5. agirly4chicks

    agirly4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks really good. I wish my brother-in-law would have offerd to give us his dog run that is just sitting in his back yard for no apparent reason. But oh well.


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    Are you only using the pavers around the outside edge to keep out hungry ananimals?
     
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  6. mmtillman

    mmtillman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Great coop! LOve the old tyme look to it !! [​IMG]
     
  7. geareduplyn

    geareduplyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A word of warning about using dog kennels as runs. The average kennel purchased at Home Depot, etc. are not dog or varmit proof even with the addition of small mesh wire at bottom of the panels. The wire should be reinforced by adding a tie wire to each diamond in the wire secured to the bottom rail. Even this will not keep a semi deterimined dog from ripping the chain link from the frame if there is enough slack in the wire to get a bite on it.
     
  8. RIVERA69R

    RIVERA69R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah the pavers will make a digging effort a little harder
     
  9. RIVERA69R

    RIVERA69R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I definetly have the sour finger tips from putting the extra ties on like you said and also my dogs are already pretty good with the baby chicks they more want to play with them then eat them lol also with the extra wire and the pavers it will be good to go
     
  10. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a great coop.
     

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