upgraded the chickens run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by natasha1000, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. natasha1000

    natasha1000 Out Of The Brooder

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    i am well chuffed, as today we have expanded the run for the 3 chickens, only took about 3 hours and now they have 8 ft x 6.5 ft of run space compared to the 6ft x 2 ft, when we let them out they were jumping in the air and flapping their wings, will try and get some pictures up this week - we just want to add some slabs and logs to the run. it might not look like a showhome, but we've covered half the area with tarpaulin to keep an area dry when the rain comes
     
  2. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC [​IMG]

    Make sure it is predator proof. Good luck.
     
  3. OvertheHenHouse

    OvertheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well done! And welcome to BYC! Looking forward to seeing pics -
     
  4. natasha1000

    natasha1000 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:thanks, the whole thing and top is covered in wire and the chickens get locked in the house at night, hopefully we wont get any predators trying to break in, as we dont have any around here.
     
  5. OvertheHenHouse

    OvertheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're so lucky! Wish I could say the same. Where do you live that you don't have predators? Because I might have to move there [​IMG]
     
  6. Patricia Jane

    Patricia Jane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As my grandaughter always tells me, Good job. [​IMG] Aren't chickens fun? Enjoy and [​IMG]
     
  7. natasha1000

    natasha1000 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:lol i live in the UK, wales, we get the odd rat nearby, but never known of any foxes in the area ever, but we do lock the chickens up everynight just in case! we do have a sparrowhawk which flies over the area, but has done for a few years, but only ever had small starling birds, but i am not worried about the sparrowhawk. not sure what else we could expect by us - we have an outdoor cat and he has killed one of 2 rats, so he keeps them at bay!
     
  8. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    get used to expanding i'm new to chicken raising but their like a drug. I already want more lol [​IMG]
     
  9. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Look up and search "CHICKEN MATH"
     
  10. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol i did i built a 4x6 coup with a 4x21ft run for the 2 chickens i was getting i get 4 more day old chicks around the first. lol maybe we should add a times to to the total of chicken math. [​IMG]
     

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