Wanted to share a great tip I got and use every day~

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by tyjaco, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. tyjaco

    tyjaco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At my old job, my boss always made this suggestion to folks who asked about portable fencing.
    Keep in mind - this is NOT predator proof.

    I made several of these and have been using them every single day - for one thing or another.

    Use PVC pipe (there are different sizes, so pick the one you think will be strong enough for you)
    Use a PVC cutter and cut 4 equal lengths (to make it square - but you can make it any shape that suits your needs)
    Using PVC 'corners" push it all together to make a frame.
    Now use chicken wire, or poultry cloth and wire ties (zip ties) to make a screened in panel.

    When we were moving, I made 12 of these - 4' x 5'.

    I zip tie them together to get an "accordian" effect. I can move them anywhere -

    Oh, and you can also spray paint them green (or whatever) to blend in with your yard...
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    That is a good idea for a moovable day time run for the chickens.
     
  3. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Chillin' With My Peeps

    PICTURE ?
     
  4. tyjaco

    tyjaco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll post one tomorrow - I can't find it on my pc
     
  5. Cosmopolis Chick

    Cosmopolis Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Say-y-y-y, I was just thinking about putting together an area for my hen with new chicks. They are doing Ok in with the other hens but they would definitely do better with a space of their own. I got rid of the few hens I had that thought it was OK to try to eat chickies brains, but it can get rough sometimes out there. THANKS!

    eta: IT WILL NEED A TOP OF COURSE OR ALL OF THE GIRLS WILL FLY OVER AND NOT KNOW HOW TO GET OUT . ;)
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2012

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