In the coop 24/7?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chicabee19, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Songster

    Aug 8, 2008
    I met someone recently who keeps four hens in a 4' x 4' coop all the time.

    He doesn't think it's bad for the birds, says they don't mind it at all. He lets them out to clean the coop and play a bit while he's out in the yard, then puts them back in.

    Any thoughts?
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2008
  2. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Songster

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    if he keeps it very clean, it's okay, but those hens really need a lot more outside time than that... advise him to let them out more or build a run!

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