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    That looks FANTASTIC DI! and doesnt look that complicated to erect either. where did you find the gate? I have found that the star posts and wire mesh are readily available on ebay and quite inexpensive which is great.
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    If I were to do something like DI's would two large kennels inside it be enough for the shade and warmth etc? or would they need something larger like the shed just for the two of them? they sleep inside at night, but they are outside all day ( depending on rainy weather etc)

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    If they are inside and out I think so, but maybe in summer time rig up shade cloth, you can buy shade sails at bunnings and places like that quite cheap, 3m triangles for $20 a lot of the time.
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    Make sure you put some of the wire bent inwards for about a foot. Cover with dirt..prevents them digging out.

    The gate was hanging around the farm somewhere. That has been cemented into the ground.

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    Just asked hubby. The gate is a normal farm gate, he upended it and welded on the latch.

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    Lala, mine are not climbers and we left the mesh a bit wobbly in case they tried as it would feel insecure.
    They have holes everywhere in there and they have excavated a wine cellar partly under the shed.

    They are now inside at nights and the back yard has now been enclosed in the same manner. It is a year that it has been in use and no escapes.

    It is mainly used now for them to run around in as well as the backyard but is used if we are away with someone coming in daily to feed, check water etc. The airlock comes into its own then as they can not knock over whoever is looking after them and get out. The outer "gate, thingy" just gets closed by some chain and a bull clip.
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    I would say the chicken coup idea would be fine with maybe an extra fenced off area coming out the door. Would they both be in there perminantly or just every now and then?
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    BL, we are looking for a large enough yard where i can separate into two halves, one for the dogs and one for the kids, but halves big enough where we can go in and play with them. We have found with the place we are in that we cannot have ANYTHING near them as they chew it to bits, (kids toys) that is, and i would like my two littlies to be able to take their outside toys OUTSIDE and play without having to buy them something new every day because they have been chewed. and my 1 yr old is really into sticking things into doggie doos that he has found so i want them to be in their own area for that reason. I dont want them in an area where they cant run either so it will definately be a "largish" area for them, I wont be looking at any properties which does not give them plenty of room to run etc.

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    Exactly my thinking too as very occasionally I have the grandies here (I usually travel to them, logistically better as there are 4 of them under 7.

    My dogs have not had much exposure to kids and I would not trust them at all, nor would I trust any of the grandies not to do something silly.
    The "airlock" now is incorporated into the enclosed back yard.

    Wire in between kids and the dogs and us in the backyard on the veranda watching that hands do not go to the wire would work well. Grandies have not been here in 18months to test it but it is ready for when they do.








    The look of it does not matter to us at all. function does as my dogs, if outside together used to pack and run off for hours and we have sheep on neighbouring farms.

    Front of the house is not enclosed and they do not go out there more than one at a time. They don't run off when alone.
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    The white things in the pen are dead 2 litre milk containers.

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