Run almost done. This is taking forever!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Knock Kneed Hen, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

    Feb 15, 2010
    So. Cal.
    So the run is built. It's 10 x 20. We still have more work to do. Seems like this project is never ending. . . The girls are enjoying their run and free range time under the trees. I've been working on getting it painted the old fashioned way: roller and brush. Wire is on, just no pics yet. Still need to put the nest boxes in too. So now I have a giant chicken coop in my front yard [​IMG]
    Front view: Back view:
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  2. dsowens15

    dsowens15 Songster

    Jun 17, 2010
    Winchester, TN
    [​IMG] WOW!! nice coop and run
  3. bald egg

    bald egg In the Brooder

    Nov 16, 2009
    NE Kansas
    I feel your pain. Mine coop is 7/8 finished and the girls have moved in about 4 weeks ago. Will this project ever end? Keep plugging away. Maybe this is why other BYC members advise you to build your coop THEN obtain the chickens. Oh well, we'll have eggs sooner.
  4. Keene's coop

    Keene's coop Songster

    Feb 8, 2010
    neenah, wisconsin
    nice [​IMG]
  5. pontoosuc

    pontoosuc Songster

    Jun 9, 2010
    Richmond, MA
    looks terrific. I'm 85% done. outdoor run ALMOST completed. chickens are now 7 weeks old!
  6. CityChook

    CityChook Songster

    Apr 9, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN
    My Coop
    Looks great. And you'll be so happy for the roof. It's taking a long time because you're doing it THE RIGHT WAY. Congrats!
  7. kfchickenlady

    kfchickenlady Songster

    Apr 28, 2010
    Quote:[​IMG] Me too!! Its a good thing I didnt know how long this would take, but man are my carpentry skills up a notch!!! I work on it alone during the week, my husband helps out when hes home on the weekends. Our finish date was actually June 5....that run is a bugger!!! Weve always used old rabbit hutches before, thanks to BYC, we now have a nice 8x8 coop with a 24x10 run, pred proof I hope! My chicks are 2 months old, I wonder what it would be like to be patient and have everything built and ready??? [​IMG]

  8. Ceilismom

    Ceilismom Songster

    Apr 21, 2010
    NW South Dakota
    The run looks great, but...what are those orange flowers on the bottom of the second picture?[​IMG]
  9. kfchickenlady

    kfchickenlady Songster

    Apr 28, 2010
    california poppies, state flower [​IMG] you have a beautiful place!
  10. Our run is 10x21 the roof on before DH had to go back to work Tuesday. He comes home in the morning after working tonight...4th will find us putting wire on the run and building the door and roosts. Gotta make arrangements for a load of sand for the run.

    We are hot climate so we made the run predator safe so the chickens can roost in the run during the hot months.

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