Chicken run


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Old 05-14-22, 05:11 PM
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Chicken run

I'm not sure if this is the right category but it's the closest I could determine. My wife and I have decided to raise chickens. We have a chicken coop and we are building a run for them. We built the frame for the run using 1 1/4" PVC pipe and wrapped the 12' x 7 1/2' frame with 1/4" hardware cloth. My question is I'm looking for ideas on building a door for the run. Any ideas for the door (5' H X 33" W) are fine whether it be of wood or PVC or whatever. Here is a pic of the door section. Thanks.
 
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Old 05-14-22, 06:33 PM
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You were in the animal care forum. This is probably a better place for this thread.

Nice job on the construction.

Something in PVC. Just need to come up with hinges.... and a latch.
 
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I have tried similar construction for my blueberry enclosures. Even when the "roof" only spans 3' and is wrapped with bird netting the framing sags badly under the weight of a NC snow. Keep an eye on your enclosure when you get winter weather as you might have to do some emergency bracing of the top.
 
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Thanks for the replies. I hope to be able to find hinges of some sort for the PVC. I have thought about lattice, or T-111, or more fencing for the door but I would need hinges. I might even run wood around the PVC door frame and attach a door that way. I hope to have this ready by Tuesday because that's when we are scheduled to pick up our pullets. AND there calling for some nasty thunderstorms tomorrow! We'll see.
 
 

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