How long should the run be?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickens3, May 7, 2009.

  1. chickens3

    chickens3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    Eau Claire, Michigan
    I jw how long the run should be and does it matter if you put the chicken wire under the ground or not i need to know befor i can put the chicken run up so thanks.[​IMG]
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    The run should be large enough so that every bird has about 10 square feet of space.
  3. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    I would use hardware cloth instead of chicken wire at least for the bottom of it. I know it is more expensive but it is stronger with smaller holes for better protection against little things that like to dig. I put it 12-18 inches in the ground and 2ft up, then used chicken wire for the sides and top.

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