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Hello everyone,my name is Scott and I live in Ohio. I have just finished my coop and contemplating my run. Want to build a real nice place for my girls. Any suggestions on info about run construction? ???
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Hi Scott, :welcome

 

Bigger is always better! The "recommended" size is 10 sq. feet per bird (if you have large dual-purpose birds) but if you have feeders, waterers, etc. in there, that takes space. And if you keep your birds confined say during bad weather or don't free range at all, they'll appreciate more room.

 

I'm very thankful our covered run is tall enough to stand up in. It would be a pain to have to squat down or bend over to clean it (or to chase down chickens).

 

And a cover over the top is important...that will safeguard from overhead predators and give more shelter from rain/snow. It also provides some shade for the summer months.

 

Thanks for joining us and good luck with your build!

 

Almost forgot...don't forget to make it so nothing can dig under it.

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Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.  

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:welcome I'm glad you joined us!

 

Yorkshire Coop gave you some good advice. Good luck with your run building!

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

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And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

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Thank you for joining Backyard chickens,   we are glad to have you here. :ya

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you may want to check out the coops section  - often  they will show the type run they are using as well. 

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Thanks everyone for the info! We are very excited about building our home for our chickens!
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