Run, Chicken, Run: Building a Chicken Run

Don't keep your chickens cooped up all day. Building a chicken run will give them some room to roam in safety.

building a chicken run - stapling chicken wire to 2 x 4
First, staple one 48" end of the cut poultry wire to the broad side of a 2 x 4, and affix the opposite end along a second broad.
Clyde E. Witt
building a chicken run - chickens in completed run
Building a chicken run gives you birds a little more space to walk around.
Photo by Clyde E. Witt
building a chicken run - joining netting with twist-ties
Cut a hole in the existing fence and fasten the new wire around the opening with twist ties.
Clyde E. Witt
building a chicken run - stakes on either side of a 2 x 4
Make sure the 2 x 4's are parallel before staking them in position.
Clyde E. Witt
building a chicken run - shaping the netting
A little hands-on "persuasion" will give the run a Quonset hut shape.
Clyde E. Witt

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