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

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    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.

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    Be gone with you!

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    Shinny new

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    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

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  3. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!


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  4. mtnhens4

    mtnhens4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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