We are so excited! We are almost done with our chicken coop and run. It fits comfortably 16 chickens, and the run is big enough for all of them as well. Our chickens will most likely roam our garden when we are outside. Because we have hawks, we have to be with them if we let them roam free. Otherwise they will be safe in their run, as it will be covered with hardware wire, and eventually a grapevine will cover it. Here is a glimpse of our chicken coop:
As you can see, the below part of the playground will be the coop itself. The run is enclosed with hardware wire. We will install natural branches inside the coop and in their run for roosting. It has a window on the other side of the coop for extra ventilation for those hot summer nights. Thinking of using hardware wire to make the opening safe from raccoons and skunks. Any advice would be appreciated.
Here is the window: