Thursday, July 5, 2012

Zip Tie Cedar Fence and Walk In Chicken Enclosure

We have the coop for our chickens inside our fenced yard.  However, our fence is a 3 1/2 foot chain link fence.  The fence needs to be taller so the girls don't want to perch on the fence.  Plus the fence needs to be a privacy fence to keep dogs, cats, and people out of the yard.

We purchased cedar planks for the fence.  Since the chain link fence is sturdy, we chose to zip tie the cedar planks to the existing fence.  Surprisingly, the planks are very solid and sturdy.  We used two zip ties at the top and one zip tie at the bottom.  Fast, too!

We are also building a walk in enclosure to keep the coop in.  The enclosure will be attached to the cedar planks.  We built panels that are 6 1/2 feet tall by 4 feet wide.  There is one brace in the center and two diagonal braces in opposite corners.  Then chicken wire.

We will share more pictures as the enclosure goes together.  Our yard looks like a construction zone right now.  Slowly, yet surely...