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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Lacey1988, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. Lacey1988

    Lacey1988 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I stole this idea off of here
    its all made out of pvc pipe ....
    The base is 3" pvc pipe
    My BF putting the base together
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    The top is 3/4" pvc pipe
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    Chicken wire ugh I HATE fooling with it [​IMG]
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    My mother and I did the rest(most of the wiring which was a PAIN [​IMG]
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    I did the door with little tools I didn't have a drill or anything just a knife, wire cutters, and pipe cutters
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    me enjoying the fruits of the labor [​IMG]
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    Last edited: Jul 10, 2011
  2. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sweet......nice design.......simple and adequate to house a bunch. Love it. Keep the pics coming.
    Erik
     
  3. Lacey1988

    Lacey1988 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    alright I don't know why the pics didn't come up last time [​IMG]
     
  4. Sinfonian

    Sinfonian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great! Simple way to keep tons of birds in. However, I'm sure you've read this many times here if you got that idea from here, but chicken wire will keep nothing out. It will only keep your birds in. So if you have predators (everyone does), then they'll go right through that chicken wire without blinking. I use chicken wire for my arc, but they never spend the night in it. My coop run has 1/2" welded hardware cloth on it. That's the minimum that should be used to be predator proof.

    otherwise, I love the design! I may build a greenhouse like that someday!
     
  5. Lacey1988

    Lacey1988 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    got electric wire that goes around the bottom I turn it on at night....plus I got a 80 pound German shepherd who'll let me know if theres a problem
     
  6. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2011
    Cairo Ga.
    Hi from Ga. Great idea. looks good good luck [​IMG]
     

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