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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickenlover237, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. toofarout

    toofarout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Contiguous, NOT Continental. [​IMG] Everybody forgets that Alaska is part of the Continental United States.
     
  2. Sylvester017

    Sylvester017 Overrun With Chickens

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    LOL Okay - Wonder how it made it to contiguous when continental was the semantics used in the earlier decades since Alaska wasn't attach to the U.S. border anywhere.
     
  3. caychris

    caychris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used contiguous earlier [​IMG] when I was comparing finland I think.
     
  4. sunnysideup2

    sunnysideup2 Out Of The Brooder

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  5. sunnysideup2

    sunnysideup2 Out Of The Brooder

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    My coop is very solid and nothing could get in by breaking in. Could a fox dig under? the coop is sitting on 4 x 4's. I didn't think there were predators in my neighborhood, but a fox was killed (hit by car) right by my driveway. It goes to show you can't be too careful. I can't bury wire because the ground is full of gravel. The girls free range and are locked in before dark.
     
  6. Latestarter

    Latestarter Overrun With Chickens

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    A fox (or other predators) will attempt to dig under fencing or even boards at the base of a fence, but if your ladies are locked inside a "building" (with a floor of some sort I hope) you shouldn't have to fear a digger... Even if they did attempt to dig under the coop, they would still have to get through floor boards to get into the coop. I expect you'd notice the excavation before the culprit would have a chance to finish that attempt. Just as an aside, foxes, coyotes (and neighbor's loose dogs/cats) also "hunt" during daylight hours, especially when hungry or feeding pups/kits. It's always a risk we take when free ranging our birds, unless you're right there with them the entire time they're out.
     
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    clucknbell Out Of The Brooder

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  8. Latestarter

    Latestarter Overrun With Chickens

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    Very nice! Those are some high livin' chicks [​IMG] Welcome to the thread, and [​IMG]
     
  9. sunnysideup2

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  10. sunnysideup2

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    There is no floor to the coop. I just out down weed block and shavings. The attached run is just grass. I think I'll attach hardware cloth as a flooring and cover it will soil. The chicken area is next to the house so I have good visibility. Of course there is still some risk to them being out. Their area is surrounded by privacy fence and they have plenty of shrub cover.
     

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