Hi all and thanks for having me, my first post so please forgive me if this has been covered a 1000 times previously.
My wife and I have inherited and allotment with 8 pretty big chickens on it. The covered space they have is around 30x15 feet with their coops inside that. My wife feels they need a bit of outdoor running space "where they can play" (her words not mine :-))... Ok, not knowing much about these birds other than the feed/water requirements, nor do I know the breed, but if you'll let me I will post a picture for help on that later.... and finally my question :-) For a run, how high does it need to be to restrict their wondering, I was thinking waist high, will this be ok?. the size now will be 30' wide, 12' deep which will be grass, they will not be left unattended as being an allotment we visit every day to potter so no need for cover, the birds will be let out whilst we are there. In the area of the UK I live in, I have no predators to speak of other than foxes, but the birds are will protected for night time visitors.
Any advice would be helpful, and thanks again for having me.