Need help with run!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by poultrycrazy, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. poultrycrazy

    poultrycrazy Songster

    Aug 25, 2010
    I have a neighbor who hates my chickens and threated to kill them if they ever went on his property... Its the country in you dont like animals you shouldnt live here [​IMG] So now my dad freaked out and wont let ANY of my chickens free range even though i sold all of the chickens that went close to his property... I know my chickens and i know were they go but my dad just doesnt trust me IT MAKES ME SO ANGRY!!! [​IMG] So now he said he was gonna build a run and its been a month and he hasnt done anything and my chickens hate me cuz they have to stay inside.

    I was thinking if i planned it all out for him he might help me build it faster [​IMG] I have 6 large fowl hens, So how much outside space do they need? I also have a trio of silkies 2 young silkies, 6 silkie mixed juveniles FOR SALE and a big large fowl rooster.

    Mainly the 6 hens will be useing the run so how big should it be? How tall should the fencing be? And any other info on building a run would be very much appreciated [​IMG]


  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
    As big as you can and as tall as needed for you to walk inside easily.
  3. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Songster

    Apr 15, 2010
    Forest Grove, OR
    At LEAST 10 sq ft per bird...more is better. If you want to do something quickly, and can afford it, you might look for chain link dog runs/kennels on Craig's list. You can put some corragated (sp) roofing panels over that or a large tarp, at least temporarily, to keep things dry.

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