Quick chicken cage

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by KenK, May 21, 2011.

  1. KenK

    KenK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2011
    Bought three fence panels 4' by 12', cut them up with bolt cutters and assembled with hog rings into a 4' x 8' by 4' high pen . Total time about an hour and cost about $100. It seems sturdy. I can pick up my end but I'm not sure yet if my wife can get hers. I may put it on skids to make it easier to drag around.

    My immediate need is temporary storage for some chickens while I fix their run. I believe seven half grown chickens can stay in there a day or two. In the future I figure I can keep a pair or trio in it or a broody hen or grow out a few meat birds...

  2. paeskie

    paeskie Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 22, 2011
    Thanks for sharing!
    It is nice to have ideas for fast and simple temporary containment.
  3. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2010
    If it had a floor I could so use that to break my now 5 broody BLRWs! [​IMG]
    Good job! [​IMG] it even looks nice!
    Last edited: May 21, 2011
  4. ShanCarl1971

    ShanCarl1971 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 23, 2011
    Where do you find that type of fence panel???? All I've been able to find have WAY larger openings than that!!
  5. KenK

    KenK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2011
    These came from a local feed store in Imlac, GA but I have seen them at Tractor Supply with the 2x4 mesh.
  6. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Wow, none of ours have such small holes!
  7. duffersdame

    duffersdame New Egg

    May 21, 2011
    We use a giant dog kennel and it looks almost the same as your fence one, except it has a slider tray and two doors. Having St Bernards has come in handy in our new venture! lol It comes down quickly and efficiently, can be moved easily, and cost us about $100. We got ours from Pet Smart.
  8. ShanCarl1971

    ShanCarl1971 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 23, 2011
    Our local TSC only has panels with 4x4" openings. Maybe they could get me some??? I should look into it. I need something to use for integrating new chicks with the older ones.
  9. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2011
    Dixon Missouri
    I think well I know the Lowe's here carry that type of panel. It's a bit more pricey than regular cattle panel. Plus I (we) as I work at Lowe's here for now cut it for free too.
  10. Laurajean

    Laurajean Slightly Touched

    Apr 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    Nice job!

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