New PVC Pipe Baby Playpen...easy to build....

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by fireguy56, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, So I decided the babies were getting big enough to need to stretch their legs on pretty days. I decided to build a light weight portable "playpen" that could be easily moved around the yard and broken down for storage when not needed. I went with 3/4" thin walled pvc pipe, fittings and used 24" wide plastic fencing and zip ties for the construction. The total cost was under $30.00 and under an hour to build. It is 5' x 5' square and 2' tall. Will be adding a top of same design in a day or so. As you can see our various aged babies love being outside in the sunshine and fresh air.
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  2. wishingbee

    wishingbee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

    (cute chickies, too!)
     
  3. Cherstin

    Cherstin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a great idea! Thanks for the pictures ... much easier to comprehend!
     
  4. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

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    Awesome idea, love how inexpensive and light weight it is!!! Great idea, thank you [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. kimf

    kimf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what a fabulous idea.....I have a octagonal "puppy pen" that I was going to use but it weighs a ton and is not easy to move around. I will definately steal this idea. Thanks for sharing![​IMG]
     
  6. cajun Rabbit

    cajun Rabbit Out Of The Brooder

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    That is like the temp pen I put our girls in when I first got them home, (had to stall to build tractor a few days). But I found that our 4- week olds will fly(ish) right out the top.
    You don't have that problem with yalls?
     

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