Get yourself a couple of hinges, 24 inch hex netting in an approximately 40 foot roll, and 8 foot long two by fours (10 of them).
Now let’s get to work
You’ll need 10 8 foot-long two by fours, six of which you will cut in half twice.
- Next, make a rectangle of two of the 8 foot pieces and two of the 4 foot pieces.
- Use screws after drilling holes in the 8 foot pieces to anchor the four pieces together.
- Then repeat this with another rectangle.
- To form the chicken cage posts, at each corner you will be attaching the 2 foot pieces.
- The pen’s basic structure will now be formed, as well as added stability, by attaching the posts to both the 4 foot and the 8 foot pieces of the rectangles.
- To form the top of the cage you will be attaching to the second rectangle 3 4 foot pieces. At the center you will place them 2 feet apart.
- With screws into the corner posts, you can now attach the top rectangle.
- It’s time on to the roll of 40 feet of hex netting by placing it all the way around the frame of the cage, and attach it with a staple gun. Remember that the more staples you use the more secure the netting will be. Additionally if the purpose of this cage is not only to keep what’s inside of it inside, it is also to keep predators away from what’s inside the cage, you may want to go with a heavier duty hex netting or chicken wire. Go around the posts and be sure that you don’t leave any gaps. It is not time yet however to attach any of the chicken wire to the top.
Let’s get ready to wrap this up
You’re almost done so don’t give up yet!
- In order to make the top section’s door you’re going to have to form another rectangle. The long sides will consist of the 2 4 foot pieces.
- From the last 4 foot two by fours you will cut two pieces that are 20 inches. Screw securely into place the two hinges and you will then attach the other side of the hinges to the top, second rectangular piece.
- Should you have a leftover piece of lumber you can cut it as desired for a handle.
- Now it’s time to cover the door and the section on top with the rest of the wire mesh or chicken wire.
Of course, this would be a lot easier with pictures but hopefully you get the idea!