Slight remodel to the run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by yellowirenut, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. yellowirenut

    yellowirenut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 27, 2011
    New haven, IN
    OK OK it was more than a slight remodel. Its a complete rebuild.

    My original run was to short and very difficult to get into. On top of that something was stretching out the poultry wire. I was worried about something getting in.
    I priced 8' 4x4 post, sack crete for anchoring, hardware cloth and a few other odds and ends. Then I priced dog kennel fencing. The price difference was only $50. With kennel i did not have to dig post holes. My yard is full of roots from a monster maple.

    Original run

    Be gone with you!

    Shinny new

    Birds have a lot more room to play n roost

    I am going to put anti dig wire around the edge.
  2. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2011
    East Tn
  3. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    Nice! [​IMG]

    I so would love to have one of those kennels! I check CraigsList every day, but they sell way to fast and I keep missing them!

    Yours looks very nice!

  4. mtnhens4

    mtnhens4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
    Western NC
    It looks great but my one concern would be that a racoon could reach in and do harm to a chicken through the fence, maybe you could attach hardwear cloth around the bottom 3ft? Other than that I'm sure that your chickens thank you, it's so roomy:)

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