OK so Im finally doing it, we are getting chickens this year. I have read so much and talked with people so much my head is spinning. My question today is, I have a location that would be perfect for the coop and run. It is level, well drained, easy access, and wide open...therein lies the problem. Living in Vermont, with our sometimes brutal winter temps I thought this would be perfect as it would be good to get all the winter sun I could........but then comes summer and this spot would be out in the sun all day. No shade at all. The plan is to have them be able to be in a run during the day when we arent there but out free when we are around.
What do you all have to suggest?