Our new chicken run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MikeNMary, May 10, 2008.

  1. MikeNMary

    MikeNMary Hatching

    May 10, 2008
    we started with a 6 x 12 dog kennel run added some extra post for strudyness

    the top is made secued with green house tin and 6 bars with self taping screws in the centers and 1 1/4 inch 2 hole emt strapping on the ends


    for the floor we covered it in fencing to keep out animals for digging under it
    now we just need to build a coop to put inside it
  2. EllyMae

    EllyMae Songster

    That is such a tidy looking coop. I love it. I might use that idea sometime! Especially if I end up with too many roosters and need bachelor quarters, lol.
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    We were going to do just that but changed our minds as it wasn't big enough after we went from wanting 5 hens to 15 [​IMG]
  4. pvc coop

    pvc coop In the Brooder

    Apr 12, 2008
    That's a good idea, I might do that on my next one.
  5. dfunnyfarm

    dfunnyfarm Songster

    Apr 2, 2008
    Looks great. What a good idea now to call DH in to have a look maybe since it is mothers day he can build me that. lol
  6. MikeNMary

    MikeNMary Hatching

    May 10, 2008
    update new pics
    thank you for all the comments
    we now have a coop for them inside the run
    we used a deck box it has a flip top and we cut a hole in it for them to get in
    with this design the whole thing is still light enough that we can move it with 2 people

    there was some digging around the coop last night it was there first night out there I think it was my chicken loving dog
    but this morning there was a coyote checking out the coop as well i feel they are pretty secue inside with the fencing on the bottom for the cage but my dh want to use some wire closet shelfing around the edges to discourage digging
  7. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    That is a nice area for them indeed. I would put wire mesh cloth up the sides of the run about 2' - 3' That will keep critter from reaching through and snatching a chicken.
    Last edited: May 11, 2008

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