- Apr 29, 2014
Hello all, we are picking up our 6 RIR hens this weekend and I'm stressing a bit on the coop. I'm letting them free range in an acre fenced in yard but will have a smaller 10'X15' fenced run for when I'm mowing or the cat is outside. I'm building the coop inside my 20'X30' barn with a door to the outside. My concern is I heard they need sunlight to lay eggs. I'm not sure how I can pull this off building this in the barn. Also advice on size, layout, plans, etc. would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!