We really don't like locking up our chickens. I like my girls happy and free range
to the whole yard. Unfortunately, my little silkies are just too small to
roam freely about the yard. They have been living in my enclosed garden while
I have been patiently waiting for them to grow but I am running out of time and patience.
I am months behind on planting my garden and need to get that rolling, like as in right now.
I decided that it would be best to just build a temporary chicken run for them.
I used 2"by2"s and chicken wire for this project that I already had,
so the grand total of this project is $0.
I made this coop almost the same way as I did my garden. I made:
3 wall panels
1 wall panel with a door
1 flat roof panel.
I simply framed out each pane/wall painted and then pre-chicken wired each panel separately.
And then it just took a few minutes to screw each panel together.
This run is 8' by 4' and is light enough for me to move to around the yard by my self.
Hopefully, they will grow fast so I can let them out with the other girls.
This was fast and very easy to build, it was all done in one day.