is it safe to leave the run open untill 9 pm?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by sydney13, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. sydney13

    sydney13 Songster

    Mar 11, 2010
    i was wondering if its safe to leave the chicken door open to the run until 9 pm? we will have a run the is under 1 ft and has hardware cloth and avairy netting on top.
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    At this time of year, my girls don't go inside until about 9PM...I don't have their close until about 9:30 (I have an auto door). [​IMG]
  3. calicokat

    calicokat Songster

    Apr 2, 2009
    azalia, indiana
    I've been keeping everything open until 9:30 or so since it's getting dark so much later. I just kinda watch the flock and when they finally wander in for bedtime, I go tuck them in and lock up.
  4. gallusdomesticus

    gallusdomesticus Songster 9 Years

    Nov 14, 2008
    Lynn Haven, FL
    I close the coop up before it gets dark as chickens have almost no night vision at all and they are extremely vulnerable to predators in the dark.

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