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Fence the coop, or not to fence the coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mmjisawesome, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. mmjisawesome

    mmjisawesome Chirping

    Mar 30, 2012
    Southern States
    We have 4 Silky hens, our backyard is one acre and we have a fence around our backyard but we are afraid that they are gonna fit through it. So we are going to move thier coop back there, So will we have to put fencing around our coop? We don't have run, as they are free ranged.


  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    If you have a fenced in run it is there and available when the predators show up, and they will eventually show up. I would continue free ranging, but also put up a pen in case of future problems.

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