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Help, I need ideas for were to let my chickens run!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by happyhens44, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    In Nothern Wi snow finally melting (YAY), and I have been letting my chickens out to free range, since my runs alittle small. My mom is mad because she HATES chicken poop, and since the snows melting and everythings watering and mudding and the chicken poop doesnt help... So my mom doesnt really want the chickens out anymore, Do you have any ideas on what I could do for the chickens? How can I keep them from comming up to the house, My mom doesnt mind is they come out and stay near the coop, But the chickens are getting to the point of comming on the portch, Which my mom hates. How can I keep them somewhat near the coop? [​IMG] I have 12 chickens and 2 ducks and my runs The size for 10 chickens.... (note: this isnt a problem in summer, Summer Ills bring them back behind the shed, where theres open grass, to free range.)

  2. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

    Feb 20, 2011
    I live in WI too! [​IMG] And my chickens roam everywhere around my yard, in the front, the back. EVERYWHERE. There's nothin really you can do about them from free ranging in the front of your lawn.
  3. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Songster

    Jul 20, 2010
    Half Way, Missouri
    build a fence and clip their wings.
  4. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    They cant fly, and I do have a fence but I feel bad, my runs a little small.

    Hello. I love WI Chickens forever.
  5. DIMBY

    DIMBY Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    Western Colorado
  6. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    Mine just run all over me.....
  7. lilith55

    lilith55 In the Brooder

    Mar 8, 2011
    There is also deer/brid netting that is cheep and almost invisible.

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