Does a run have to have a coop attached???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Quailer21, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. Quailer21

    Quailer21 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2011
    Jupiter, Florida
    I have two ringneck pheasants and 6 of their eggs in the bator that will hopefully hatch [​IMG] and i may get some turkeys. I'm going to build a large run, but i live in south Florida so i don't really need to worry about the cold and i was wondering if i just put a roof over a quarter of the run and closed off the sides under the roof but left the inside of it open so they could come and go into the rest of the run. Do you think this is ok? or do i need a real coop that is separate??

    Thanks sorry for the length [​IMG]
  2. polkadotchick

    polkadotchick Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 15, 2013
    Southeast Texas
    What you're suggesting is similar to what I'm planning to do. I think it's the best way to cope with the heat. Also you might consider a sand floor in the 'coop' as it will stay cool where shaded and you don't have to battle the heat and humidity rotting shavings down too quick. Hope this helps!
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    You might want to ask this question in the forum.
  4. Overoberyl

    Overoberyl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2012
    I don't know about pheasants, but I am in south Florida also, and that is what I have done for my chickens. No need for an enclosed coop where we live, as long as they can get out of the rain and stay dry, they're good!

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by