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

  1. VladikC

    VladikC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is what I have so far.
    I've spent $70 on materials and paint all together which is better than paying $300-$800 for something like this.
    My first coop was a fail, but I learned what I did wrong. [​IMG]

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  2. 4theloveofhens

    4theloveofhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's mine. Coop was about $200. Run was $50. Chickens were $86 and an hour away (yikes). Let's just say this was my anniversary present. [​IMG]
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  3. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Nice!
     
  4. jetdog

    jetdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a nice anniversary present, to save you money down the road you should hang the feeder under the coop so it doesn't get wet and spoil.
     
  5. LindaB220

    LindaB220 Overrun With Chickens

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    Outstanding job. [​IMG]
     
  6. 4theloveofhens

    4theloveofhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, Jetdog :) We bring the food in every night so we don't lose any to critters, so if bad weather is coming I could definately put them under the coop! Now if I can just figure out how a couple of the girls are escaping........ [​IMG]
     
  7. jtbass2756

    jtbass2756 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Do you have a top netting over the run? Mine will sure take off like you wouldn't believe if I don't watch them.[​IMG]
     
  8. 1stACT

    1stACT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hint, hint...they are flying over your fence. I have a 6' fence and if I didn't have a net over the run, mine would fly away too. The netting also deters the big birds (hawks, black faced vulture, etc.) from flying in and grabbing them.
    Good luck and keep reading about protecting your girl. Remember they are on the bottom of the food chain.
     
  9. Latestarter

    Latestarter Overrun With Chickens

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    Those hens can clear that fence of yours with no problem at all! You really need at least 6-8 feet fence height with bird netting over the top to completely enclose it. Then, they can only "escape" when you let them (out) to mow your lawn [​IMG]
     
  10. chickensfinally

    chickensfinally Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have cleats on your ramp? Or do your chickens just do a "heel slide" down, land at the bottom and yell "ta da"?!?! :) (I can't do animated emogees) --Carrie
     

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