My Small Moveable Chicken Pen

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CountryBoy16, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. CountryBoy16

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    I made this pen to house my silkie hen and her chicks (one of which has died since the picture was taken [​IMG]). The run measures 3 foot wide and 8 foot long and the house on the end is 3 foot wide and 2 foot deep. The house is elevated off the ground with 2x4s. The structure has a handle on the front and back so two people can easily move the pen to a fresh area. It has a door on the end of the run and a door to the house. The only wood I had to buy was the two 10 foot boards that run the entire length. The rest of the wood was salvaged and I already had the wire and sheet tin.

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  2. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great! Do you have a way of locking them in the coop at night? The wire you used (chicken wire) is used for keeping the chickens in, not the predators out. A determined predator could easily tear it down.
     
  3. ChickMommaSD

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    Thanks for that tip. Ours locks but good to know predators can get in, so that we can be aware of that.
     
  4. PoultryGirly

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    Yes, a determined predator could tear any part of the wire to get the chickens.
     
  5. CountryBoy16

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    Thank you for your concern but I dont have any predators in my area.
     
  6. PoultryGirly

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    Oh, then there's nothing to worry about! :) Here's a list of predators just in case: cats, dogs, raccoons, possums, bears, foxes, bobcats, snakes, hawks, skunks, etc.
     

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