The run is almost done!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by valmoisy, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. valmoisy

    valmoisy Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 1, 2011
    DH just finished enough of the run this morning that the girls got to go out and explore for the first time. The area of our yard in the back of the house is fenced in already so we built the chicken area there, figuring the fence would add some extra protection. Here are a few pictures.

    Here's the coop. The interior floor space is 4'x5' with 2 exterior nesting boxes.


    Here's DH starting to build the run. The run will be 15'x15' and 6' high. The sides are covered with 1/2" hardware cloth which is also buried 1' down with a 10" apron.


    Here's the run pretty much completed. DH still needs to cover the wooden fence with hardware mesh and bury an apron on that side.


    And finally, the girls out exploring for the first time.

  2. chickenfinatic14

    chickenfinatic14 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 20, 2011
    WOW that run is enormous!! The bigger the better.
  3. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2011
    Very well done! The walk in run is our weekend project next weeks. Did you use pressure treated lumber? It looks very nice!

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