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Older Coop and Makeshift Run for Chicks

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by hollyinpa, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. hollyinpa

    hollyinpa Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought I'd post a pic of the henhouse/run we use for our two barred rock hens, Gladys and Granny.

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    We also have six, 4-week old barred rock chicks who are quickly outgrowing their plastic container home in our sunroom.

    We've managed to fashion a daytime run for the chicks out of a swing frame, chicken wire, an old ladder, etc. Let me know what you think.

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    FYI - We have two labradors and 3 cats that keep the predators down to a minimum - aside from an occasional hawk.

    We also don't leave the chicks out overnight in this.

    The chicks new coop (From Cedar Grove Products in Lancaster, PA ) will arrive in a couple weeks. From that point on the chicks will move into their permanent home and we'll introduce the two older hens to the chicks when they are bigger.
     
  2. Dilly

    Dilly Cooped Up

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    I bet they love that gorgeous green grass. Congrats on the new additions.
     
  3. hollyinpa

    hollyinpa Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Yea - the love the grass. Sadly, I know that the green grass won't be around for long.[​IMG]
     
  4. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    What a great idea and use of that swing! It looks wonderful and I agree, your chicks have got to be loving that green grass. Yup, it's amazing how quickly they decimate a yard.
     
  5. suenrob

    suenrob Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2008
    Ft. Myers, FL
    I love the swing set coop!! I have an old metal one that I thought of turning into a coop, but haven't figured out a good way to attach the chicken wire to the metal, any ideas??????
     
  6. hollyinpa

    hollyinpa Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:We make ample use of zip ties to anchor the wire together. Try that.
     

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