PVC Run with netting - Need your ideas and experience

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jazzpurr, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. jazzpurr

    jazzpurr Out Of The Brooder

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    I finally have a small covered outdoor area for the hens.
    But I can see they are definitely going to need a much bigger area
    buy the time they are full grown.

    Can you please respond with a picture or 2 of a PVC skeleton with
    netting?

    I have about an acre of open area where I could place and move
    but it is going to have to be lightweight, durable and flexible
    to accommodate some minor terrain changes.

    I remember seeing an "Igloo" style or the half-pipe would probably be
    more what I need.

    This is not intended to keep out burrowing predators. I really need protection from the hawks.


    Thanks very much
     
  2. pvc coop

    pvc coop Out Of The Brooder

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    This is very easy to move. Just pull up the two tent stakes on each end, take out the water and food, and then slide it to next location.


    There is no bottom in the roosting box, so chicken dropping fall to ground.
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    The upstairs is attached to downstairs with wire and plastic clothes line.
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    Door on each end
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    tied down with tent stakes on each end.
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  3. jazzpurr

    jazzpurr Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Coop,

    Sorry for the slow response but we got hammered by bad weather.
    I have never seen 75 MPH winds in my own backyard but it was
    quite frightening. Our power was out about 2 days.


    Looking at your pictures is very idea inspiring. That is a nice, neat
    unit.
    I cant quite see (my eyes..not your pictures) how you attached
    the Chicken wire to the PVC.

    Thanks..
     
  4. pvc coop

    pvc coop Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought the wire at Lowes. I don't remeber the gauge size, but it cost about $7. I just used that to wire the chicken wire to the frame. I used about 70 TEE and 20 ELBOW connections and a lot of glue.
     

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