Small run idea

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Rvl Rookie, May 20, 2012.

  1. Rvl Rookie

    Rvl Rookie Chirping

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    I was looking through a Sportsman's Guide catalog, and saw a kennel that would work as a good starting point/frame for someone needing a small run, and maybe in the city where they want it to look a bit better. It's not cheap ($170), but it's made so that you can get more and connect them.

    Here's two of them linked;

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    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/the-pet-gazebo-kennel.aspx?a=967623&e=Y
     
  2. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Songster

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    I think that's a good idea. It is "fancy'.
     
  3. clarkb20

    clarkb20 Hatching

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    that seems like a pretty cool idea to me... but then again im new to this whole thing... i guess as long as the holes are small enough so the chiekns cant get their heads stuck! cool idea!
     
  4. Rvl Rookie

    Rvl Rookie Chirping

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    I'm still new too, but I'm always looking for ideas. These look like you could easily attach chicken wire covering the whole thing, and hardware cloth maybe two feet up and also extended a little bit under and a little bit out at the bottom, to keep predators out, and chickens in.
     
  5. joan1708

    joan1708 Songster

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    Honestly, I don't think that will work for chickens. I have something similar for my dogs and it works just fine, I really like it. But for chickens you need a smaller mesh to keep rats, snakes and weasels out.
     
  6. Rvl Rookie

    Rvl Rookie Chirping

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    That's why I said "starting point/frame", because you'd need to cover it with hardware cloth and chicken wire. It would be a nice frame for someone who wants more than a simple 2x4 framework.
     

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