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How high should a tractor run be?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by SouthernAlberta, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. SouthernAlberta

    SouthernAlberta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do hens need to fly, perch or climb in a tractor run?
     
  2. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  3. Jaxon4141

    Jaxon4141 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. SouthernAlberta

    SouthernAlberta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks to both of you!
     
  5. crumptz

    crumptz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!
     
  6. SouthernAlberta

    SouthernAlberta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  7. Jaxon4141

    Jaxon4141 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     

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