enclosed chicken run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by PerryChick67, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. PerryChick67

    PerryChick67 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi. We are building a coop and enclosed yard (run) for 6 hens. Is an enclosed 6 ft x 12 ft. yard attached to the coop plus space available under the coop (which is 8 ft x 4 ft) adequate for the hens to have? I plan to also let them roam the back yard but only when I am out there to supervise them/ensure their safety, so for the most part, they will be in the enclosed space. Thanks for the advice.
     
  2. Tweakster

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    Sounds nice! Any chance you could post some pictures?
     
  3. PerryChick67

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  4. PerryChick67

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    Anyone know if it is necessary to enclose the top of a chicken yard? I have seen most chicken coops/yards around here (mid central PA) do not have the top enclosed, just a fence around it. But, most I see on line have the top enclosed as well. Any thoughts? Advice? Thanks.
     
  5. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Many cover the top on run to protect chickens from hawks, great horned owls, cats, etc
     
  6. PerryChick67

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    i have posted pictures of our coop and it's progress. You can find on my photo albums on my profile. Sorry it took me so long to reply.
     

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