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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:42 am 
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The pipped egg has made lots of progress this morning. Should be out anytime now. I didn't give it much hope last night but I think it will make it.
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That will make 10 out of 12 so very pleased with that


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 12:48 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:09 am 
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Update time. Started the final (third) run. Also can start building the three permanent coops to go with the runs.
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Also found a pot of gold on gumtree. Over 100 sheets of colour bond fencing panels should be ample for the coop and more! Image
I have until the end of this week to work on it so hoping to finally get it completed. Will be great to have permanent, predator proof coops and runs for all the chooks.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:23 pm 
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Looking great. What a fantastic buy!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:38 pm 
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It's looking great and how nice to have some large, easily accessible coops before the hot weather really sets in. Makes life easier for you and the chooks.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:37 pm 
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Awesome work, looks fantastic! I'm muchos jealous of your Gumtree find, and here I was being excited with the two packing sheets of Colourbond panels that came with my sheds, lol.

Brilliant work! :thumbs:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:00 pm 
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YAY Gumtree! way to go!! :thumbs:
Those runs look good enough to live in! Just a roof & some old carpet laid on the ground & you're in business! :wee :nail:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:37 am 
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Managed to finish off one run and coop during the week. Back to work tomorrow so the rest will have to wait [emoji20]. ImageImageImage
I still need to install perches and nest boxes in the coop and also plan on putting permanent water/drinkers, feeders and a door on the coop. Things are slowly starting to come together.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:41 am 
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Excellent job :)

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:15 am 
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Yeo definitely good enough to live in! :D

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:20 am 
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How are you getting the mesh tensioned and neat like you are?


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Wow - great job and excellent buy on Gumtree. The netting IS really neat. Chooks should be very safe and happy!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:01 pm 
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I also have to ask what your technique with the mesh is. Yours is very well done, we seem to have no end of trouble with the stuff.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:20 pm 
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Thanks all for your comments.

To get the mesh nice and tight you need good foundations to attach it to (ie the posts and supports). Just like any fence it will only be as good as the strainer posts that hold it tight. Once the posts are in I use plain wire at the top and centre of the mesh and get this nice and tight. Then attach the mesh to one end and lightly strain it without pulling it out of shape. Staple the other end then clip it all to the plain wire. I stapled the bottom to a timber support also. As I used 900mm high mesh I joined two together. I left a 20mm gap between the two then used pliers to pull them together before joining with clips. This helped tighten the netting a fair bit.

As I have now built 3 of these runs i have had a bit of practice. I learned as I went along and each one is better than the next.

Hopefully that makes sense. It's easier to do it than explain how!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:35 am 
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Love a neat fencing job. Well done!

After cable ties, my 2 favourite tools - electric staple gun and netting clips.


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