- Jan 16, 2013
I currently have my 20 hens in a 14ft by 14ft run and large hen house. The run has become very muddy, smelly, and a bit of an eyesore. I was thinking about getting rid of my run and just allowing the hens to travel the yard and do their business. My yard is a decent size but not overly large and my father says that the hens will destroy it to the point where the entire yard looks like the muddy smelly run. What are some options and is my dad right, will they destroy my hard? I was also thinking about moving them to a larger side of the yard and fencing them in with some electric fence. I'm just tired of seeing my enclosed run.