Hello! I am new here and new to raising chickens. My question is, do you shut the door to your actual hen house each night if it is fully enclosed? This is a generic picture of one that I have. I purchased two of these for less than $100, connected, and modified them. I have a run of hardware mesh and chicken wire surrounding it so they can be out of the house and roam. I also buried hardware mesh under the whole run to keep anything from digging in. Do you think it's necessary to shut the door to the house? There are some nights this summer that we won't be here. I wasn't sure if I needed to get a neighbor to come shut the door or whether they would be fine with it open. Thoughts??
Edited by Swurts - 4/29/16 at 6:18am