pic of my coop; can I use wire instead of total enclosure?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by new chick chick, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. new chick chick

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    Well, I hope this works! It looks like my pic might not be upright.
    Here is a pic of my coop. I used hardware cloth to cover open spaces and nailed them securely with u shaped nails. Will this keep raccoons and possums out?

    I have 3 hens; a black Australorp, a speckled Sussex and a Golden Comet.
     
  2. babigyrl22

    babigyrl22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :: turns head to the side ::

    I am assuming that it doesn't get cold there? Looks nice to me! (is there anyway you can rotate the picture?)
     
  3. new chick chick

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    I haven't figured out how to rotate it, but working on it. I will screw plywood all around in the winter and will build a proper roof as well. I thought they might like some light and fresh air this summer. I'm just wondering if this wire is predator proof.
     
  4. chicken_noob

    chicken_noob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks good to me..unless they tear through the tarp.
     
  5. new chick chick

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    They don't go to the top part - they are in the bottom enclosure.
     
  6. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd put wire under the tarp, so they don't tear through. I'm also assuming you live in a warmer climate.[​IMG]
     
  7. new chick chick

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    I think this is upright now.


    The two long sides have plywood on them, except for the the small strip above the plywood. The two short sides are open as depicted in the first picture. In the winter I plan to screw plywood all around and just remove portions of it in the summer for ventilation. I live in KY. It is hotter than blazes right now.
     
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  8. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I like the coop. I have a playset that is just sitting in the yard unused. It was blown over in 100 mph winds and the wind twisted the monkey bars and ripped off both ladders and slide. After looking at yours, I may convert ours into a second/grow out coop. [​IMG]. I'm planning on hatching chicks next spring.
     
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