Chicken Coop Run Made From Cattle Panels DIY Project – Chickens
This Chicken Coop Run Made From Cattle Panels DIY Project is a great way to create strong strudy place to house your flock. You can take measures to add predator proof your chicken coop run.
As you scan through this tutorial, you see that it is one that will give you a really good cheap basic guide on how to make a permanent hoop coop for chickens.
There are going to be a few basic things that you are going to need for this project, simply, cow panels, make sure to have a lot of loxit rings to hold together the cow panels to the hardware cloth. Loxit rings are nothing more than a circular piece of steel that you crimp together to hold material in a locked fashion.
There is only one main concern and note that pops out is that you must use the hardware cloth with care. The strong, steel interlocking rings will do damage, if not handled with care. Not only that, it has to be cut to size so when doing the bracing for the roof of the coop keep that in mind.
Don’t forget about the different size wood you will need for the base of the hoop coop as well as the bracings for the hardware cloth. Make sure to also plan for a huddle house on the back end of the coop, so that the chickens can go in and roost.
5- 52″ Combo/Cattle Panels
2- 48″x50′ ½”x ½” Rolls of Hardware Cloth – 3 rolls recommended – (Click Here to Buy from Amazon)
3- 1lb. Boxes of 1 ½” Galvanized Fencing Staples
2 ½ lbs. of loxit rings with tool
4 lbs. of 3 ½” Decking screws
3 lbs. of 2″ Decking Screws
1 lb. of 1 ½” Decking Screws
2- Double Joist Hangers
16′ of ½” Pipe insulation
1-50′ roll of sill plate gasket
2- Heavy Duty Bolt Latches
1 Door Handle
100- 1 ½” Galvanized Washers
1 lb. of 2″ Decking Screws
1- 24″x50′ ½”x ½” Hardware Cloth
100- Turf/Sod Stakes
Having the huddle house on the back end allow for easier access for you to the eggs of the hens. This is where the black tarp will come into play to keep the back-end dry from rain and the weather. Keeping it nice and warm for them to be able to produce the eggs that you seek.
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