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 Post subject: Re: Coop - take 2
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:20 pm 
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Cool!

What kind of upper surface are you thinking about for the run (I guess that is there the rocks are...?)?

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oops..no...

the run is the left hand side against the fence...approx 500mm high by 900mmm wide. Will be covered with 15mm square mesh on removable panels. The joins between the panels will have holes for trees to grow thru.

The stones will be covered in a concrete slab. Its on the south side of the house and gets no sun most of the year. Even the weeds struggle to grow.

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Concreting done - now for the fruit trees and mesh cover....

I think the girls can almost smell their freedom!

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The wall height is close to 500mm, plus the mesh will be 'angled' back to the fence giving a bit more height. Fruit trees will have a mesh ring around them as well.

Lavender, wormwood and Tansy to go along the garden bed. Potato vine is being trained across the coop itself....

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Looking good!

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Fruit trees in, mulch down... Supplies for the run cover in the shed....

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Nice. What have you planted?

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Hi Rach,

Duo plantings (1 ea) of : pink lady/gala apples, brown turkey/genoa figs and santa rosa/mariposa plums in the boxes and tansy (6), wormwood (6), peppermint (1), lavender (6) and rosemary (6) in the garden bed in front. There is also a choko and 2 potato vines on the side of the garden shed.

Once the run is covered and auto door installed, the chooks finally get some freedom :)

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 Post subject: Re: Coop - take 2
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Sounds great!!

I bet the chooks can't wait :)

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