- May 10, 2015
Thank you for the advice! We do have 2x2 stainless steel hog wire, with the chicken wire over that, our chicken will be locked in the coop at night. I have read that you should keep the chicks in the coop for a few day's? I was going to let them in the run while i'm in there with them, 30 minutes and put them back is that ok? Also will they roost and go up the ladder soon? They are all under the roosts and I had to put them all in the coop they didn't even try to go up the ladder. I'm so glad i have this sight!!
Where protection from predators is concerned, and as many BYC members who've lost chickens (while flocks in some cases to predators) will tell you, I don't think there's such a thing as overkill. As TwoCrows always said in her posts, you need to build those coops/runs like Fort Knox. )Probably overkill but coyotes, raccoons etc had me worried