Would this work as a run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by AccioSarah, May 11, 2010.

  1. AccioSarah

    AccioSarah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking to update my run/make it more predator proof and I wondered if something like this would work:
    http://madison.craigslist.org/grd/1735298140.html
    It's wire panels that could be used to create the initial run (my chickens will still be free range part of the time), and I have a PVC pipe chicken wire "tractor" to put them over certain parts of my garden.
    What do you think?
    Also- how much square footage do you think it would give to my chickens?
     
  2. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    I wish someone around here would offer a deal like that.

    That would be a great start to a lot.

    Matt
     
  3. AccioSarah

    AccioSarah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Awesome! I wanted to contact the dealer as soon as possible- because I doubt I can do anything for less then that.
    but I wanted to make sure it would work for my birds though. I will add a roof as well- and bury it part way in the ground to deter digging coons. I may also add an apron along the bottom.
     
  4. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    You're not kidding!

    Will make a great run! I've got 2 Chainlink pens that I use
     
  5. AccioSarah

    AccioSarah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh good!! I made a topic earlier wondering if my PVC pipe run was safe... it's not. That's why I'm down-grading it to a part time tractor.
    I really hope this is still available.
     
  6. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    That appears to be a good one too. It has a support post in the center of the panel. Lots of them have nothing but the corner post.

    Here's what mine looks like

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=286294


    Do a search and I'm sure you will find a lot more. Denali put a coop/run that is really nice.
     
  7. KKatknap

    KKatknap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get it. Get it now!
     
  8. WingingIt

    WingingIt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Yep, snap that up! Good luck!
     

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