My son's coop...now on to the run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by iamamy, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. iamamy

    iamamy Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone have any suggestions for a run for my sons chickens. He has just finished his coop, and needs to get his run built.

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  2. Hegatha

    Hegatha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow I love that coop [​IMG] as far as the run are you wanting to know what materials and wire to use?
     
  3. mcjessen

    mcjessen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMGosh! that's beautiful! What a great job he did. What kind of suggestions are you looking for?

    I would make the run as tall as the building, attach it to wherever the pop door is and make sure its predator proof.
     
  4. zengrrl

    zengrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well he's done an amazing job so far, truly thats one helluva coop!
     
  5. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow really nice!!! How big is that jewel. I'm also building my run right now. I'm using half inch hardware cloth & will put a 2 foot apron around the entire coop & run. I'm also gonna add a tower on the top. I decided on the tower after I had buried the 4x4's. Now, I'm gonna add another 4x4 adjacent to the short one & go from there.[​IMG]
     
  6. Kudzu

    Kudzu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your son has a bright future; coop is one of the best, great job.
     
  7. obaan1

    obaan1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only have daughters. Can I adopt him and the coop?
     
  8. iamamy

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    Thanks for all the nice comments. He is a great kid. For his FFA project (Animal Science class), he researched, designed, and funded 1/2 of this building. But... he hired a fella to help him with the construction. He didn't have the construction knowledge, and we didn't either, but he learned a great deal from working with him. It was expensive, but he is extremely proud of it!! He still has a to get a run built, but he couldn't wait any longer to buy some chicks. Now we just have to figure out what some of his chicks are...
     
  9. dkvart1

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    Wow! That's bigger than some guest houses and nicer looking too! What a great job!
     
  10. turtlebird

    turtlebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW! That's a nice coop! Great job [​IMG]

    Covered runs are really nice, if possible. Otherwise, I used 2x4 welded wire. Overlap the bottom with hardware cloth/heavy gauge chicken wire, 2 feet high and also buried 2 feet deep. At least 10 sq ft/chicken, more if you can spare it. Again, great job!
     
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