Originally Posted by mybrighteye
I'm going to be putting some enrichment toys in there for them, it's just my nature to do things like that. I'm sure eventually we will expand but my husband literally just finished the run two days ago. I was thinking of making a Chunnel for them too with the leftover hardware cloth because we have a super long area that runs between the side of our house and the fence.
I would seriously think of setting up the chunnel at some point. Not that hard to do, and then you can use a secondary area for daytime only, so it can contain the chickens, but not necessarily be Fort Knox. That's if your daytime predators are mainly hawks, eagles, etc.
With a narrow long area next to a fence and house, suspending poultry/aviary netting (check Amazon, Ebay) over the top would not be hard at all.
That's what I have done; in my case I set it up around a tree as my 'pole'. They stay in the very secure coop/run at night, but spend a lot of time in the secondary area during the day.
Edited by lynnehd - 4/4/16 at 8:18am