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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by SouthernAlberta, Apr 4, 2012.
Do hens need to fly, perch or climb in a tractor run?
They should be fine mine are in a permanent 3 ft high run till i raise it up. Not that they care i just can't catch them if i need to. They do just fine in a short run and it saved on wire cost until i tried to catch a chicken crawling around I'm sure the neighbor had plenty of laughs watching.
My runs are two feet high and movable. Runs are more about space for the chicken to do what they like to do best, dig and scratch and hunt for things to eat.
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Thanks to both of you!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I am about to build my run and just cant see making so tall! It's good to see that you made a useful run that isn't too high!
Exactly! More height also means more weight which makes a run more difficult to move. I'd prefer to put materials into a longer run than a higher one.
The other thing about having a run in sections is you can very the length. Sometime when I have a section of the garden I need to put the chicken into it's not always a full bed. So I can make the runs any length I need (in 5' increments). If you need to get into the run in the middle you just unclip a section and lift it up. Each section weights about 45 lbs.