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New Chicken Pen




Category: Chickens | Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:19 am

I've been working on a chicken pen. It is built from used fence boards. I had some old no climb fence wire laying around that I used on the top, front and one side. The other side is chain link that was already in place. I decided to make it two levels so the hens could be well off the ground. I don't think it turned out too bad considering I designed it as I went. The only money I spent was for the tin for the roof, screws, door hardware and a gallon of paint. Total cost, $128.79.


New Chicken Pen ( photo / image / picture from eclecticgarden's Garden )






The Entrance ( photo / image / picture from eclecticgarden's Garden )






The Run ( photo / image / picture from eclecticgarden's Garden )






The Brood Box ( photo / image / picture from eclecticgarden's Garden )






Double Ramp ( photo / image / picture from eclecticgarden's Garden )






The Upper Level ( photo / image / picture from eclecticgarden's Garden )






Planter Made From An Old Pallet ( photo / image / picture from eclecticgarden's Garden )






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Comments

 

waretrop wrote on Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:56 am:


Very nice. How many chickens do you have?

I have chain link fence around my chickens like you. I also have chicken wire on sides and top and ground. I also have electric fence around them and traps at the front door.

Mine would be gone in a few days if I didn't take care. I have had bear, mink, coyote, skunk and raccoons try to get into the pens. One year we caught over 22 groundhogs. We relocated them all.




 

eclecticgarden wrote on Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:07 pm:


We have 17 hens and have adopted the neighbor's rooster. This pen is for the 12 new ones. When they get bigger I'll open it up in the morning let them roam all day and then lock them up in the evening. I haven't had trouble with predators yet, but now that we have so many I'll be weary.





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