Started work on the chicken run finally! Check back for progress!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chick_a_dee, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    So here it is, I've got most of the posts in the ground. I had all the posts but one, the 4x4's were left over from rehabbing the deck on our old house, and the 6x6's were left over from our front porch here, when we decided we didn't need four 6x6's LOL. The corners will be 6x6s, and the "line posts," will be the 4x4s. I will have 3 "rails," that are 2x6, one at the top, one 4ft down, and one 2ft down from that. The bottom bit will be hardware clothe, and then the top will be "kennel wire," which is a 2x2 wire you can get from homedepot. The wood will get painted, and I'll be using a chainlink gate probably, covered with hardware clothe...depending on whether or not I want to rescue the welded gate that we found in the barn. Since taking this photo, I've done the next 6x6 on the end there, where it's lying down... HOWEVER I can't finish (put the remaining 2 posts in the ground) until we pull the truck up to the building tomorrow morning and finish the back of the building. I figured that I should get the posts in the ground before it snows, so at least I have them in there and I can spend the extra time just getting the wire, etc up, and not worry that I have a time limit.

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    More photos to come!
     
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2008
  2. ChickenTender63

    ChickenTender63 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for sharing, going to be a nice run
     
  3. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    It's going to be great! It really makes it wonderful when you can do it with reused materials. [​IMG]

    Looking forward to more pictures.
     
  4. miron28

    miron28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looking great!
     
  5. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    My goodness how your run plans have changed! Looks good though. The coop building looks nice too -- how is the inside coming along? I've probably missed a thread where you've posted pictures, could you point me to it? I am totally envious of that wonderful building [​IMG]

    Have fun,

    Pat
     
  6. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks wonderful- do you plan to roof the run? You're so close to haveg a perfect setup and with the 4x4's you could easily put some corrugated vinyl roofing over it...[​IMG]
     

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