In the Brooder
- Mar 20, 2013
I don't know whether to post this in here or on the predator thread so I will give it a try here. We are expecting our first little ones on the 15th of May and with their arrival comes building the coop. The coop isn't the problem I can build that, thanks to browsing all the wonderful pictures on here. I am torn between doing a covered run or an open fenced in yard. I am planning on giving them some places to hide from aerial attacks if I do the open yard idea, and I don't anticipate any problems from racoons during the daytime hours. My problem is that our neighbor LOVES to operate a stray cat hotel. She feeds them and they invite their friends. Tonight I counted 6 of them hanging around her house. They get into our garbage, we are going to build the coop on the other side of the house and I have yet to see one over there, It is only a matter of time before the discover them. If I go with the open yard concept the fince would be 5 feet high, or should I just go the safe route and build a covered run. Looking for help, anyone had this dilemma?