August 4, 2021
DIY Collapsible Chicken Run

DIY Collapsible Chicken Run

Chickens have very complex social interactions and a host of interesting behaviors. They like to move around, interact, explore their space. Chicken runs allow them to do just that – but without the danger of being ambushed by predators.

Would you like a chicken run or pen that you can ‘store’ when you don’t need it? Why not build a collapsible chicken run!

Collapsible Chicken Tractor

This is an easy project even though it has a few hinged components. The hinges are the key to its convenient size when stored.

It’s lightweight and compact when folded – perfect to keep your backyard clear when you don’t need it! There are no complicated measurements needed to make sure everything fits perfectly in order to fold properly. It simply works like an accordion where the sides do not overlap when fully collapsed. All you need to keep in mind is to have your hinges installed in the right orientation so that the ‘panels’ will fold, well, in the right direction. 😉

Just by looking at the photos below, one can already figure out how simple this collapsible chicken run works and how easy it is to build! If you want to know even more about this DIY project, head over to the link provided below the album. 🙂

Do you need a collapsible chicken run in your backyard?

You’ll need these materials:

  • 2×4 Timber
  • Hardware Cloth
  • Hinges
  • Latches
  • Paint/Stain
  • Wood Screws

And these tools:

  • Measuring Tape
  • Drill
  • Staple Gun
  • Wire Cutter

Click on any image to start the lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox.8-)

You can get step-by-step instructions from Sofarabbit over at Backyard Chickens

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