1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Hello

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HDchicks, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. HDchicks

    HDchicks Out Of The Brooder

    13
    0
    24
    Nov 18, 2015
    West Middletown Ohio
    Hello everyone,my name is Scott and I live in Ohio. I have just finished my coop and contemplating my run. Want to build a real nice place for my girls. Any suggestions on info about run construction? ???
     
  2. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    33,430
    8,462
    616
    Dec 12, 2013
    Wyoming
    Hi Scott, [​IMG]

    Bigger is always better! The "recommended" size is 10 sq. feet per bird (if you have large dual-purpose birds) but if you have feeders, waterers, etc. in there, that takes space. And if you keep your birds confined say during bad weather or don't free range at all, they'll appreciate more room.

    I'm very thankful our covered run is tall enough to stand up in. It would be a pain to have to squat down or bend over to clean it (or to chase down chickens).

    And a cover over the top is important...that will safeguard from overhead predators and give more shelter from rain/snow. It also provides some shade for the summer months.

    Thanks for joining us and good luck with your build!

    Almost forgot...don't forget to make it so nothing can dig under it.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    25,582
    2,139
    438
    May 14, 2014
    Montana
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    84,499
    3,781
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    23,603
    1,310
    396
    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    Yorkshire Coop gave you some good advice. Good luck with your run building!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    80,986
    8,084
    766
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you for joining Backyard chickens, we are glad to have you here. [​IMG]
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    80,986
    8,084
    766
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    you may want to check out the coops section - often they will show the type run they are using as well.
     
  8. HDchicks

    HDchicks Out Of The Brooder

    13
    0
    24
    Nov 18, 2015
    West Middletown Ohio
    Thanks everyone for the info! We are very excited about building our home for our chickens!
     
  9. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined the flock! [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by