Do chickens need direct sunlight?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jjakaus, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. jjakaus

    jjakaus Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, weird question I know, but there is justification! I will be starting my flock with 4 bantam chickens. I have a coop, but have been playing around with run ideas that would be inexpensive and easy to make. Then I saw the trampoline! If I put chicken wire around the bottom frame, they would have a ton of scratching room! I am just not sure how much actual direct sunlight it gets down there. Is this important! Thanks for your help!!

    Janice
     
  2. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    They do not need direct sunlight. As long as they have a lit environment they should fine. The black top on Trampolines let light through but they provide shade as well.

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  3. prescott2k

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    Agreed, it'll be no different than using pet mesh for the roofing. Your birds shouldn't have any problems.
     

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