Show me your pics of dog kennel runs - and required wrapping

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dbounds10, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. dbounds10

    dbounds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in the final stages of building my coop and we plan to attach it to a 12x18x6 chain link dog kennel. We plan to wrap it in hardware cloth and are still trying to figure out what we will do for the top cover. I need some examples. If anyone has pictures to show off I would be grateful!

    Another question to add - How are you "wrapping the chain link" I cant seem to get my head around how we are going to wrap the HWC and attach it to the chain link. Would zip ties work? Or do we need to get something else?
     
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  2. TK421

    TK421 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dbounds. Take a look at my setup. More info on my BYC Page, but the top of my run is chainlink. THe problem with this setup is the juncture of the pen to the door has all kinds of gaps.
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  3. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
    North Carolina
    My cousin uses the welded wire like for enclosing gardens on top of her dog lot panels. Not as strong as some wire but light enough for the top.
     
  4. ROCKIN R FARM

    ROCKIN R FARM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will try and get pics tomorrow sense we will be going to do some changes to mine. But we are planning on putting a metal roof on the top of ours. right now it has chicken wire and its sagging. I am using a chain link dog run and the only thing i do not like about it is the gaps from the poles and the door. So I just put a small board on the outside and wire it so it covers the gap. I only do this so my smaller chickens can not get out when they get big enough to where they do not squeeze themselves threw the gap I take it off.

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  5. dbounds10

    dbounds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys keep em coming! Next weekend I have to have this completed so the girls can be moved out there. Really need some examples!
     
  6. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    If you check out my Coop Page you can see my 12 ft by 18 foot chain link chicken fun.
     
  7. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
    Below is a pic of ours:
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    We used PVC for the roof & zip tied some deer netting to the PVC. This pic was taken on the inside of the dog kennel:
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    Here's a pic of the PVC brackets that we used:
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  8. sillyovrsilkies

    sillyovrsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay...here's a pic of my setup. We used 2 (10x10x6) chain link dog kennel runs and attached them. I wanted separate runs so that I could put my (breeding pen) on one side and my friendly egg-layers only on the other! [​IMG] We used 2 (12x18) tarps over the top and fixed them tight w/ zip ties and a couple of bungie cords. We used 2 umbrella/tent spreaders in the middle of each run to tighten the tension of the tarp & to allow rain & snow to run off as to not accumulate on the tarp (not to mention to offer shade from the scorching sun during the summer months). Seems to be working well for my silkies and ameraucanas...good luck!

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  9. Noymira

    Noymira Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are some great setups!

    I've been watching for some dog kennels and chain link fencing on craigslist, hoping we could use some for part of our run as well.
     
  10. sillyovrsilkies

    sillyovrsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, to purchase a new dog kennel run can be quite expensive! We were fortunate to acquire all of our panels used with the exception of one gated sides; however, when I went to purchase it was on sale, so that was a blessing! [​IMG]
     

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