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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:32 am 
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It's that neat I had thought you used 1800mm mesh not the 900mm stuff.

That middle run of wire must be what does it, I helped a friend with fencing his dog run and while we got it looking pretty good, the mesh wasn't quite as smooth and upright as yours. We only had a top and bottom run of strained wire.

It's getting the mesh taught without pulling it all out of shape that gets me, even the heavy duty stuff is still stretchy. We clamped it between two pieces of timber and pulled that way. I think next time I'll make sure we do that middle run of wire to really get it looking smooth. You have done a brilliant job with yours. :thumbs:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:03 pm 
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Thanks Azira. Yes it think the middle wire really helps keep it tight


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:24 pm 
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It's been 6 months in the making but am finally close to finishing the coop. Have completed the major construction work and just have the minor finishing touches to complete it. Want to add perches, nest boxes, auto water systems, feeders, possibly auto doors on timers and misters.

Currently the coop consists of 3 by 15m long by 3 m wide runs (15m x 9m total area) with a 3x3 overnight coop at one end.

It's been a big job but happy now the light is at the end of the tunnel.

Once I have completed the inside of the coops I will put up a YouTube clip tour to get a better overview of the whole thing.

Here are a couple of snaps of the new coops
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:45 am 
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Very flash for chookens!
Is there access between coops like a gate in the wire walls?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:40 am 
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ClissaTSoyFreeChooks wrote:
Very flash for chookens!
Is there access between coops like a gate in the wire walls?

Thanks Clissa.
No I didn't put access gates between the runs. I did consider it but don't think it's required.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:18 pm 
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That is one very VERY impressive set-up!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:53 pm 
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Looks sensational.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:34 am 
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Thanks!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:56 pm 
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Wow! Congratulations on your new chicks! Lovely rooster too, he will learn his place soon enough and the hens will soon change their attitude. Haha watch out with the kelpie though-looks like he is interested in the hens also!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:00 pm 
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Also wonderful run! It's looking great! If you have a possible fox problem, you can also bury wire underneath the ground to stop them digging underneath. Good luck!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:11 pm 
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Have done some 'pimping' of the chicken coop over the weekend. We are planning on going away for over a week soon so wanting automate everything as much as possible. Have put in new perches
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And new watering systems with nipple fittings
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And automatic chicken doors
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The auto doors are to keep the roosters locked up until at least 8am. The noise is really noticeable when they are not locked up. We have neighbours nearby so want to keep the peace while we're away.

Still need to build a couple more auto feeders and it all should be set to go away.

The only issue so far is training the young ones to use the nipple fittings. Also I should have made the doors slightly bigger. My Sussex boy has quite a tight squeeze to fit through the door :-)


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Sussex boys are quite big fellows. i can picture him getting stuck! :laughing :laughing

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Nice work!!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:54 pm 
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Was lucky enough to score a few bantam Indian game pullets to put with my rooster that I've had for a while. The girls laid well for a few weeks before going broody. I put some eggs under a broody Australorp and managed to hatch 6 last week. Another 5 hatched under one of the bantams and I have another sitting on eggs. The last of the eggs for this season are in the incubator now.

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