Two chicken Runs

 2 chicken runs installed onsite

When you order a run from us you can either assembly it yourself or we offer an onsite assembly service. We finished February with 2 onsite installations of chicken runs. The first was this 6×15′ standard height run with anti dig mesh around the perimeter.  This one has 4 solid panels on one end to provide shelter. As each of our chicken runs is built to order we can normally accommodate minor variations to the basic design of the chicken run for minimal ever cost.  The Anti dig mesh protects the area immediately adjacent to the run which is normally enough to deter foxes from digging.  Over time it becomes absorbed into the grass, locking it in place.

This customer already has a similar run that we built back in 2010 although that has a slightly bigger sheltered area.  Structurally, it all looks as good as when we built it and the timber has now faded to a light brown colour.

Next was a 9×15′ run with 12″ base plinth.  There was no need for anti dig mesh as this was being installed onto an old concrete shed base.  The extra 12″ base plinth means the base can be filled with litter without it spilling out through the mesh.  It also give some wind protection which the hens will find nice is this very exposed spot in Norfolk.

And here is a stop motion video of the chicken run being assembled.  As you’ll see, the roof is strong enough to support a fairly substantial weight.  This assembly took approx 4 hours but if you are going to assemble it yourself we’d suggest you allow a weekend for a run this size.


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John Marlen-Summers

John is one of the owners of Wire Fence. He's got a knack for fencing and spends most of his time putting together 'crash courses' to help customers understand the products and website.

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