Picture of new coop -run.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by twentynine, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. twentynine

    twentynine Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    Been working on it for a few weeks. Taking longer than I had hoped, but you guys know how it is when a steady job and family get in the way of havin fun.


    Hope that works, been a while since I posted a picture.

    The run is 20'X30' divided into three equal 10'X20" areas, planted with turnip, rape, clover, rye, and bahia. I have hopes that these areas will be big enough to graze my ten chickens, rotating week by week between the areas.

    The coop is 4'X8' centered in the run. At present it is not finished, but getting close. This morning I built the two nest boxes. I still have doors and roost bars to install. Along with deciding what type of siding if any I am going to put on it. My choices are corr. galv roofing, pressure treated fence pickets installed to look like RB&B, or some sort of cheap masonite. Advice along these lines is welcome. I am leaning towards the fence picket idea, it will give the coop a cajun cabin look.

    The chickens will be contained with 6' net wire and protected by electric fencing. The run will have auto water and manual water, I believe in 2 independent water systems for safeties sake. The feeders will be installed either in the coop or 1 each in the sub-run areas, haven't decided yet, once again advice is welcome.

    The yellow rope you see criss crossing the run is my hawk deterant, it has worked well for me in the past, I expect it to work this time also. I have used the rope trick several times and along with my PawPaw's advice of never owning a white chicken, seems to keep the hawks away.

    NGT ANGL Songster

    Apr 2, 2009
    Locust Grove, VA
    I have coop envy!! [​IMG] I really love the set up thought! Great job![​IMG]
  3. Alley

    Alley Songster

    Oct 23, 2008
    Eureka, California
    Love it but what about racoons? I don't see a top.
  4. I love your rotational chicken grazing idea! Keep us updated in the future how it goes?
  5. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Songster

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    Nice. Good idea to rotate so they don't run out of green stuff...Our old dog park used to rotate fields with grass so the dogs did not end up with one giant dirtpatch....
  6. MistyValley

    MistyValley Chirping

    Sep 4, 2009
    Patterson MO
    Really a nice set up. How many chickens do you have?
  7. :thumbsupVery Very nice indeed!
  8. augustmomx2

    augustmomx2 Songster

    Aug 31, 2008
    Central Indiana
    That is great [​IMG] I love the rotational grazing area
  9. twentynine

    twentynine Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    Quote:Coon can't climb electric fence. No overhanging limbs or trees.
  10. twentynine

    twentynine Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    Quote:9 hens- 1 rooster

    4months old.

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