Fenced in run for hens

Tootie123

In the Brooder
7 Years
Jul 25, 2012
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Atlanta Georgia USA
This Fall, want to add an enclosed run for my 10 hens.
Have looked at this site for ideas about keeping run
predators safe and have learned a lot. Plan on
putting post and fencing in concrete footing so nothing
can dig under the wire to get inside. (I have a fox
who visits every once in awhile.) Will cover all sides
and top with small hole hardware or what I call "rabbit
wire." Wondering about the floor in the run, is it best
to leave it bare dirt or cover with something like
gravel, shavings like I use in the coop, or some sort
of other material. Any suggestions would
be helpful. This site is a fountain of good ideas.....
thanks
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4 the Birds

Songster
9 Years
Oct 15, 2010
1,490
104
163
Westfield, Indiana
You could throw some cement in your post holes but just add a mesh skirt out from your run. This will deter predators from digging at the fence line. I add straw and pine chips to the run to knock down any mud during Spring thaws. Some use sand in the run. Hope this helps!

 

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