how big does a run need to be?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by nccountrygirl, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    Hi ya'll, we are almost finished with our coop, and plan to start the run tomorrow. We are going to get 8 girls later on in the week and had thought about 8x 16 and about 6ft high, is that suffecent. We don't want to crowd them but also don't want it so big that we will have a hard time with trying to keep predetors out. We live in the burbs but have seen a red fox in our yard and a possum eating with the yard cats. Any and all help will be a help. Thanks
  2. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    PLenty big for 8 ladies...good udea keeping it small. It helps me with the predator situation.

    Good luck.
  3. CtlisencedArborist

    CtlisencedArborist Songster

    Jul 20, 2007
    That sounds good.8 is a good number of ladies.I started with 8 rr's.Now im workin on main concern was predators.They have a 12 by 12 hen house and a outside 8 by 8.It is completely predator proof.2 by 2 welded wire all the way around.Top and bottom is wired.Then I added a old 4 by 8 dog pen that I wired the top of it.I put d/e in that pen specific for dusting.Around the whole perimeter there is just regular chix wire aprox 300 feet of it.They have plenty of room to dance with each other there.[​IMG]

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