need suggestions for building a run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jomanas, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. jomanas

    jomanas New Egg

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    I need some recommendations on building an extended run for my coop. Basically I want something about 8 feet long and 2-3 feet wide running perpendicular to the existing run door so I can let them out each day to stretch their legs and guide them back in later. Only problem is I can't quite figure out how to build it while keeping the existing run door accessible so I can open it, change food/water, and of course clean under the coop.
    Anyone have any ideas of how to do this?


    You can see my current setup here:
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  2. spotstealer

    spotstealer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could just keep a similar design right off the coop. I would exted out from the peek (on the right) out to the dimensions you are looking for (3X8). You could use the same materials to match what you already have. I would also put sand in it (3-4 inches thick). It easy to clean with a kitty litter scoop.
     
  3. jomanas

    jomanas New Egg

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    thanks for the advice, forgot to mention that there is a fence about one foot to the right so I can't go that way.
     
  4. chi-rn

    chi-rn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you go ahead & build the run out front, but hinge the roof of the existing small run for access from the top?
     
  5. maizy'smom

    maizy'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possible to pull the whole existing structure out from the wall/fence, and just add the extra run to the back side?

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