Updated my coop by adding an attached run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mikecnorthwest, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. mikecnorthwest

    mikecnorthwest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I finally had enough of cleaning chicken poop off my backyard patio and constantly sweeping the bark dust back into our landscaping. Our second cycle of laying hens just started to lay so I thought it would be a good time to stop the free ranging but give the new hens room to roam in an attached run. I built this run using the existing fencing and since its an area of dirt, I decided to use straw in the run to keep it from becoming a muddy mess.


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  2. highpointfarm

    highpointfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 29, 2012
    Orange County NY
    Looks very sturdy and Nice=]
     
  3. Brahmamama4

    Brahmamama4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks great! If you get sick of the straw you can always put in some sand. I live near you and know about all the rain that we get around here! I use sand in my run and it's so much easier to clean up then the mud!
     
  4. mikecnorthwest

    mikecnorthwest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tell me more about the sand. Do you clean it like you would kitty litter where you just removed the soiled parts and eventually add more?
     

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