8X8 dog run for chicken run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickgma, May 26, 2012.

  1. chickgma

    chickgma Chirping

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    Hi there! I'm thinking about buying a used dog run to attach to my coop. I have 8 chicks coming. Will that be enough room for 8 grown chickens? Do you think if I wrapped the whole thing in chicken wire, that would keep all critters out? I'd have to put some kind of roof on it too. What would you suggest?
     
  2. what the cluck

    what the cluck In the Brooder

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    *bump* I'm interested in this as well.

    edited for spelling
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2012
  3. bsmith712

    bsmith712 In the Brooder

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    Yes that's enough run space but I wouldn't go with anymore than that. We use only dog kennels for our runs as well. We do not wrap them or use a roof of any sort.
     
  4. chickgma

    chickgma Chirping

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    Thank you for replying! Do you have many predators in your area?
     
  5. bj taylor

    bj taylor Songster

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    i'm finding the chickens always want more space. the less space, the more you have to "tend" to them. my run does not have a top. it's four feet tall. i have two big dogs so that's some inhibition to predators. i also have an 18 x 20 shade cloth suspended in the middle section of the run. it serves for very valuable shade, but also hides the chickens from hawks i think.
     
  6. chickgma

    chickgma Chirping

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    Thanks again for all of your help!
     

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