Pictures of my brand new chicken tunnel!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by LOLchick, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. LOLchick

    LOLchick Chirping

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    Hi fellow chicken lovers. It all started with a picture I saw not to long ago....... so I want to share pictures of the tunnel I build for my 4 chickens. Even though they have a fairly big run with a little lemon tree inside, I thought they would enjoy being able to go to the back of the yard where there are big trees and shrubs to get some real shade and scratch around. It took me a day to build it and it's nothing fancy but they just love, love love it. At the moment it stops in the middle of the back yard. The plan is to later extend it to go all the way around to the other side of the house which I will enclose so they can do more of their chicken thing away from my flowers and vegetables. Thanks for taking a look!



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  2. Krazzy

    Krazzy In the Brooder

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    right on, i bet yours hens love it. ive thought about doing something like this in our garden. i just dont have the details worked out yet.
     
  3. That's so clever! [​IMG] Were they cautious about it at first? Please explain the materials and process you used.
     
  4. MoonShadows

    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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  5. This is great! We'll be planning a garden & new coop next year. This would be fantastic to set up! Thanks for sharing this stuff LOLchick & MoonShadows!
     
  6. MoonShadows

    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    My pleasure. That's why I put the link...thought some people might like to incorporate this idea into their set up. LOLchick is the first one I've seen do this so far.
     
  7. Bens-Hens

    Bens-Hens Songster

    Hi!

    I saw the garden bed chat, and thought I would share this one that I saw at a pet store recently.

    http://garden-beds.com.au/raisedgardenbeds.html

    Same idea, but they have a few beds with a movable coop, once the bed is set just pick it all up and move the coop to the next bed. Same concept, just includes a place for them to sleep and lay. This system could be replicated easily and cheaply.
     
  8. jstlitlome

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    I love this! Truly, have never seen anything like this before. What a great idea, when you can't free range! [​IMG]
     
  9. foreverlearning

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    Too cool! I would never have thought of something like this. Thanks for sharing your great idea!
     
  10. txnative

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    I bet they love getting out and about! Reminds me of Chicken Moats I've seen - once I get my garden really figured out and set up the way I know I'll like it, then a moat will be going around it for my girls!
     

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