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Re: My DIY chicken cop & run

Postby Castara » Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:09 pm

Joist Hangers :-)17 'Brilliant idea' :-)08
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Re: My DIY chicken cop & run

Postby Lucylou » Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:54 pm

Well done, read with great interest as looking to buy new coop myself (see my new post)

We made a big self made run a couple of years ago, which I partly covered with plastic sheeting for protection against weather (snow/rain/sun) but would like to make a more permanent cover. The sheeting doesn't look very good & although its anchored down at various points, the wind gets underneath & spooks the poor chooks.

Did you use perspex sheeting from a DIY store? And if so, how did you fix it?

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Re: My DIY chicken cop & run

Postby tygrysek75 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:53 pm

Hi as the roof I had used this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4mm-Greenhous ... 4cee042324 but ordered mine own sizes.You have to also remember as is no good on its own,mine is on wire net scruwed to the wood by screws to fit plastic roof(with plastic cappings) bought from toolstation.I had made a close up picture for you.The edges are seled with special whether tape
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Re: My DIY chicken cop & run

Postby animartco » Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:00 pm

Mrs T wrote:We have 4 hens - new to this, but loving it - and hope to build a better coup than our bought one. Bought ones are OK to start with, but there always seems to be something not quite right. Your DIY coup looks massive and very well made. Well done. Will take a really good look at pictures and try and get some ideas from them. Thanks.

Yes, a really good run! And I agree Mrs T, bought coops are never the answer. They are always going to be too small. Arks especially should be kept just for broody hens. You always need a DIY run, whatever house you buy.
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Re: My DIY chicken cop & run

Postby tygrysek75 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:00 pm

Thank you,I try to make most of their space so they can walk freelly,they using also the space under the cop as is high from the ground.I have 5 of them now in that space and another 5 will fit there comftably.I'm letting them out in the garden every day for at least an hour and never have any trouble to calmly ask them in back.They really good chickens and well trained.I have piece of mind when I'm out-run is very secure.
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Re: My DIY chicken cop & run

Postby chrismahon » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:16 pm

Saw some drinker units at the Stonleigh show. They fit onto plastic bottles and then hang upside down on the side of cages. So they are not nipple drinkers just a conventional 'lap it up' drinker in minature. Did something similar to water our tomatoes years ago. Anyway, this brand looked very flimsy but a better quality item could be useful and I have added it to my shopping list for Stafford December 19th.
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Re: My DIY chicken cop & run

Postby tygrysek75 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:45 am

I'm really like the nipple drinkers and my chickens too.I have put 1 inside the cop as they have also food inside(I'm really lazy in the morning so at least can eat their brekfast before I let them out)In the run I have big plastic dish (for keeping grit type) at the moment but also would like to make bucket with nipple drinker,but loking for the right one.
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Re: My DIY chicken cop & run

Postby Stanley » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:15 am

this is a lovely!
id love to have the time/patients to make something like this :)
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Re: My DIY chicken cop & run

Postby Wrigley62 » Tue May 22, 2012 4:35 pm

Nice job Ty, just so you know, I will be stealing some of your ideas for my new coop ;)

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Re: My DIY chicken cop & run

Postby tygrysek75 » Wed May 23, 2012 12:14 am

You welcome, :D they not patent protected :-)10 :-)10 :-)10
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