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by bozza
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Advice for run structure please!
Replies: 53
Views: 6669

Re: Advice for run structure please!

I’VE DONE IT....I’M FINALLY CHICKEN READY!! So, after several intense weekends of back breakingly hard work I’m finally ready for my chickens and will be going to get them tomorrow! To say I’m excited is an understatement (you may have guessed that much!). I will post photos of them tomorrow but for...
by bozza
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Cleaning product confusion
Replies: 6
Views: 1079

Re: Cleaning product confusion

Thank you Lady A, Marigold and Mrs Biscuit! I went to visit the place where I am getting my girls from today and the owner was much of the same opinion. I have already bought some Barrier V1 (coincidentally), so I will opt for some poultry shield too for when I do a clean down. I bought a bag of dia...
by bozza
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Advice for run structure please!
Replies: 53
Views: 6669

Re: Advice for run structure please!

Ah, Marigold, that’s really reassuring and good to know! As labour intensive as it has been so far and certainly will be over the next few weeks, I’m definitely with you on this. I can’t imagine where I would begin to start rat-proofing once the chickens were in situ, so I think it is well worth put...
by bozza
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Cleaning product confusion
Replies: 6
Views: 1079

Cleaning product confusion

Hello lovely chicken folk! Things are moving quickly now. I have my (albeit not yet assembled) coop, my run is being delivered next weekend and so I’m gearing up to buy some of the essentials I need for my beloved chickens. However, I’m utterly confused/overwhelmed at the amount and variation of pot...
by bozza
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Advice for run structure please!
Replies: 53
Views: 6669

Re: Advice for run structure please!

Tomorrow I will be laying my permeable membrane and putting my sleepers in place ready for the run to go on top!!
by bozza
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Advice for run structure please!
Replies: 53
Views: 6669

Re: Advice for run structure please!

Just a quick update for anyone that’s interested...the run is on order!! A lot of the groundwork/prep is done and I have the blisters and aches and pains of a 90 year old today. I have also taken delivery of a new shed which will house all my chicken stuff, feed etc. (I bought a galvanised steel bin...
by bozza
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Advice for run structure please!
Replies: 53
Views: 6669

Re: Advice for run structure please!

Thank you Marigold. Everything I have read about keeping vermin out points at weldmesh with these size holes, so I will ask for my quotes to include this. Thank you so much for getting back to me so quickly on this. Ps your photo of your girls is fabulous! They are beautiful hens. Your comment about...
by bozza
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Advice for run structure please!
Replies: 53
Views: 6669

Re: Advice for run structure please!

Hi everyone, another question for you lovely experienced lot...I’m getting quotes for my run from a few companies and am just wondering what size weld mesh you would recommend. I asked one chap for a quote with 1/4 x 1/4 weldmesh and he queried it as he said with that small an aperture, the weldmesh...
by bozza
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Advice for run structure please!
Replies: 53
Views: 6669

Re: Advice for run structure please!

Ahh, thank you Ice Maiden, BYM and Marigold for your advice and thoughts on the sort of hens to go for as a first timer. My instincts are telling me to go for POL hybrids to start with and I think, as time goes on, and I become more experienced I will give a home to a few ex-batts and keep mixing it...
by bozza
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Advice for run structure please!
Replies: 53
Views: 6669

Re: Advice for run structure please!

Hi Marigold, Margaid and Bigyetiman! Thank you for your advice and encouragement! The space I have for my run is 21 x 15ft. The 21 ft is the width of the bottom end of my garden I will plan the run to allow for enough space all the way around to enable ‘maintenance’ etc to be done. I plan to get 4 h...

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