New run-comments?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jeff spahn, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. jeff spahn

    jeff spahn Out Of The Brooder

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    I started out on Saturday cleaning out my run, ended up building a new one.
    Here's where I started.
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    Here's what I ended up with. Thoughts? Enhancements?
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    Painted it with camo paint (closest match to wood color) so the hardware would be covered from elements.

    Jeff
    Dubuque, IA
    5 BO ladies giving me an egg a day each.
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2011
  2. Bipolar_Hippo

    Bipolar_Hippo Out Of The Brooder

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    I think the run looks good. I'd look for some white to paint it with, so it matches the house and coop.
     
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Very nice [​IMG] Love the little coop! Too cute!
     
  4. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks very nice!

    Do you have a roost in the run for them to fly up onto? I was wondering why the hoop top?
     
  5. jeff spahn

    jeff spahn Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I thought the hoop top gave it a nice touch. Plus I can walk around not being stooped over.
    have to be sure to duck when leaving though.
     
  6. jeff spahn

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    Quote:I thought about it. Just haven't done that yet. Painting the hardware was easier and I wanted to get done with the project in one day.
     
  7. jeff spahn

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    Quote:I most likely will have a roost for them this weekend.
     
  8. redram71

    redram71 New Egg

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    Nice set up! Your coop looks very well lit, do you have any inside pics of your coop? What are the dimensions of your run?
     
  9. jeff spahn

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    Quote:I'll post some inside pictures at lunchtime. The run is 8' long by 50"wide by 6' (inside hoops) high.
     
  10. jeff spahn

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    Quote:Here's the roost I built them last night. For hanging out while in the great outdoors. They have two roosts inside the coop. I'll post those in a bit


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