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my first coop and run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by tundracub, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. tundracub

    tundracub Out Of The Brooder

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    Didnt really have any plans to go on. Just sorta happened. The coop is 8x5x5. Enough room for the four girls and more if i add. The run is 7x5x15. Very pleased with it overall. Now i dont have to worry bout the hawks pickin them off. [​IMG][/IMG]
     
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    tundracub Out Of The Brooder

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  3. thomasboyle

    thomasboyle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice! Is the yard completely fenced in with the wooden fence in the background? One suggestion would be to re-inforce the chain link with 1/2" hardware wire, at least around the bottom 3 feet of the fence. Depending on where you live, possums, weasels, snakes etc can get through chain link without issue. My dog fence is chain link, and my dogs cornered a large possum a few months ago, and he tried to get out through the chain link fence. I was thinking, great, now I'll have to get my gloves on and pull him backwards once he is stuck, but he managed to wiggle his way out. I wouldn't have believed it, as he looked much bigger than the gap in the chain link fence!
     
  4. tundracub

    tundracub Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes the enrtire yard is fenced in. Have only had a few stray cats in the back, but the bulldog takes care of that issue quite nicely.
     

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