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Show me your chunnels!!!!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by DarthRooster, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. DarthRooster

    DarthRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looking for a good Chunnel ideas. Thanks you creative minded people
     
  2. DarthRooster

    DarthRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seriously? No chunnels?
     
  3. Emma-Leigh

    Emma-Leigh Out Of The Brooder

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    Please excuse my ignorance but what is a chunnel? I googled it but all I found was trains.
     
  4. marktoo

    marktoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so not really what you're looking for & it is pretty difficult to see in this picture but there's a 3 foot transition between the tractor & run, a chunnel. If you do a search there are some pretty good ones to be seen.
     
  5. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah saw a great one on a thread a few weeks back so maybe try doing a search on here.

    Oh and for Emma-Leigh a Chunnel is a CHicken tUNNEL
     
  6. Emma-Leigh

    Emma-Leigh Out Of The Brooder

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    oh ok thank you :)
     
  7. rosieandgirls

    rosieandgirls Out Of The Brooder

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    I just finished making some CHUNNELS for my girls. This is the connection to the run.[​IMG][/IMG]
     
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  8. rosieandgirls

    rosieandgirls Out Of The Brooder

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  9. marktoo

    marktoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC!

    Nice! Your chunnels run from the pen to garden beds? Do you arrange & rearrange the chunnels to direct your chickens where you need them to be? How are they working out for you? Storage is at a premium around here, I'm thinking about making chunnels that can be folded flat when not in use

    We've had chickens for about 7 + months now, 2 SLW & 2 GLW. Got them as an experiment, aid in garden chores, pets with benefits, etc,etc. So far they're working out, we enjoy them. Kinda pushy though. They get it in their noodles that things should be a certain way, then that's the way it's got to be. These girls get down right unruly if they don't out of their pen in the evenings. [​IMG]
     
  10. rosieandgirls

    rosieandgirls Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes. The tunnels run from the chicken run to garden beds. We just got the tunnels up but the girls live the extra area to roam. We have more expansion to do yet. Our plan is to use them for pest control, furtilizing and digging new garden space for next spring. Making them collapsible is a great idea! A little more work on the front end but probably worth it. We are enjoying our girls as well. We used to let them free range in the evenings but had some scares with some big dogs so we started on the run and tunnels. They wen to enjoy being out all day now and I don't worry that a dog will get them. Here is an updated pic.[​IMG]
     

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