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New Fence and Run Area!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by thotchkiss60, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. thotchkiss60

    thotchkiss60 In the Brooder

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    Hello Everyone!

    We finally built our 7 girls a fenced-in area for them to roam around in. I just wanted to share a few photos with everyone. We just used 4' x 4' posts and anchored them into the ground with stakes (the stakes have a place for the board to sit right on top of - so easy mobility if necessary!). Then we just stapled a roll of hardware mesh to the boards, built a gate in the middle, and VOILA! I great new area for my my girls!

    I live in Phoenix and it will be getting really hot soon. The tree to the far right gives them shade, but I think I will put other shade elements in that area like a large umbrella and maybe a shade cloth awning somewhere. Back behind the coop they have a dirt area they LOVE to roll around it. I might put an umbrella over there too!

    Any thoughts/ideas??
     

  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] That looks fantastic!! And I'm sure they are loving the extra space. Nice shady patch back there too. I'd just wait till summer to see if more is needed - it looks like you've got a decent amount [​IMG]
     
  3. HippieChick76

    HippieChick76 Blossom Backyard Farm

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    Looks wonderful! That coop is one that I have been considering. Do you like it? I'm still debating if we should just buy one or try our hand at building one.
     
  4. thotchkiss60

    thotchkiss60 In the Brooder

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    Yes I do love the coop and run. The only thing that is hard is stooping over in the A-framed run to clean. So I just use a small stool to sit and clean!

    The coop was a bit expensive, but I didn't mind because I am not handy at all! It works really well and you can add a few roosts at the top of the A-frame inside the house. I have 2 in there and they love them!
     
  5. HippieChick76

    HippieChick76 Blossom Backyard Farm

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    The height of the a-frame was a concern of mine. A stool would help, I'm sure. Thanks for giving me your opinion of the coop!
     

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