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Free range??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by swd952, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. swd952

    swd952 New Egg

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    I have an unused shed, that is in a fenced in section of my yard, I'm thinking this could be my coop and chicken yard. The she'd is approximately 10x 12. The yard is at least 30x20. Any thoughts ?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    That's a large pen but not free range. How many birds were you thinking?
    The building would house 30 but the pen won't.
     
  3. swd952

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    I have 10 hens, a mixture of breeds that are only 3-4 weeks old
     
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    The pen also has a gate that opens up to our large back yard, I figured once they get used to their coop and I clip the wings I would let them have it all. Once they are big enough
     
  5. ChickenCanoe

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    It's good to have a fenced area around the coop and keep them in there so they can become accustomed to the surroundings before free ranging. Then they can find their way home.
     

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