Temporary Fence panels and Pens

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by NellaBean, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    I recently decided to build some temporary fence panels so I can build moveable temporary pens for baby chicks to have day trips outside, temporary isolation pens, temporary breeding pen, etc.

    First I built panels that were 8 feet long. They are 3 feet tall.

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    Then I hinged them together in sets of 2 panels. The opposite ends have screw eyes and "drop pins" to hold them together as needed.


    I set them up under a tree temporarily

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    This week I decided to build some dividers. I built a 5th panel that is 8 feet long....plus two that are just under 4 feet.


    Tada!

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    I now have 4 pens that are 4x4 and 3 feet tall. I will temporarily throw a tarp over it.....and if I decide to make a semi-permanent pen, will build a hinged roof setup. Considering doing that and adding little wooden "houses" inside each to use as Rooster Pens.

    I figured out costs on these....including wood, fencing, screws, washers and hinges as needed.....

    $7 per 4 foot panel
    $14 per 8 foot panel

    Meaning my 4 pen setup as made above cost me $84. This includes 10% over actual cost to account for tax and minimal waste.

    Obviously this is not predator proof....however assuming it is used only for a day pen (within my yard that has a perimeter fence as well) or gets secure night areas added, it should be fine for my uses.
     
  2. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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  3. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    How do you get in and out of them ..
     
  4. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    You don't.......they are only 3 feet tall and will have a hinged roof....so you can just lean over the side and/or use a net to herd them in the right direction.
     
  5. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    I seeeeeeeeeee .. lol. **taking another sip of cofffee**

    I'm likin' them ...
     
  6. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

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    Those are great! What size wood?
     
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  7. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    It's all 2x2's.
     
  8. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL I am short I would end up flipping over into them I am barely 5ft tall
     

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