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Coops and runs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by gwpd, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. gwpd

    gwpd New Egg

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    I have six checks(6wks)my coop is enclosed with my run do I need to close my roosting box door every night?[​IMG]
     
  2. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Turtle Rock Poultry Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Do you mean the coop door? Yes. It is never a good idea to leave it open, especially if the run is not made of hardware cloth and covered.
    -Banti

    ETA: And buried around the edge.
     
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  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! Yes I would close and lock your coop door and any nest box lids that you may have. I made the mistake of not doing this once when I was a new keeper and a fox got into my run and killed all my birds. Since then I've been very careful and always locked everything up.

    Wishing you the very best of luck for the future and enjoy BYC :frow
     
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  4. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    See you already have good answers so I will just say [​IMG]
     
  5. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Welcome to BYC! Thanks for joining us! [​IMG]
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens.
     
  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! X2 on the above advice. Many if not most predators only come out after dark and sleeping chickens is a very easy prey. Better safe than sorry!
     

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