Coop and No Run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by AshleyMeurs, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. AshleyMeurs

    AshleyMeurs Out Of The Brooder

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    So we have built a fantastic coop ( I think!) with huge window lots of ventilation but no run or access to outside, we have a very active dog as well as there are many cyotes and foxes around the acreage so I hadn't intended for them to be free range either... is it important that they can get outside or is it okay for them to be inside chickens!?

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  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    I'd build them a run. Chickens like to be able to get out and do what chickens do - scratch and peck, eat grass and bugs.
     
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  3. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could build a secure run, and then make sure you lock up the run door each night! I think it would be sad, if they could never be outside some.
     

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