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How to fix Eglu go up to non omlet chicken run

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We have ordered a Eglu go up. We are building our own chicken run to fit into and maximise the space we have in the garden. Is there a way to attach the Eglu go up to the end of our chicken run or will it have to go inside? 

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On 4/25/2020 at 10:23 AM, Ruth Elsdon said:

We have ordered a Eglu go up. We are building our own chicken run to fit into and maximise the space we have in the garden. Is there a way to attach the Eglu go up to the end of our chicken run or will it have to go inside? 

Cable ties and lots of them! I have my Go Up attached to a non Omlet run too.

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where is this run from and is that metal mesh?

Is there mesh on top?

I have made a play pen using picket fence and chicken wire, but struggling with the top, as had industrial pigeon netting over it but the fox just sat and chewed a hole in it....

Also, do you let your chickens out beyond this run? I have been feeling very guilty about not letting them out of the run (one squawks to be let out) but it is much bigger than this and for only 3 birds, so am I worrying about nothing?!

Their run is about 4.5m long by 1.3m wide and has a section that is 2m high

 

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It’s my own design. Made from scaffolding with a type of garden mesh around it. No mesh on top but a shade tarp or right now a transparent tarp against the rain. Absolutely not fox proof, but that’s not needed where I live.

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Don’t worry about confining them as long as they have space.  I have 3 bantams in a huge run with perches etc.  I can’t let them free range where we are and especially as one flies! Yes, really. Over 6 ft fences then over the next fence etc.., As Cats Tails says, you can do wonders with cable ties.  If you want a fox and rodent proof run, slab the floor then use small gauge weldmesh on the panels. 

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I can really recommend using scaffolding though. Very easy and sturdy. I have aluminium pipes, so it’s light weight, but you could do steel. I had a website that cuts everything to size too.

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