One enclosed run, but 2 seperate coops...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by susanah, May 29, 2011.

  1. susanah

    susanah Songster

    Mar 23, 2009
    Will it work to have one run that the chickens share, but 2 different coops for them to sleep
    in at night? Or will they not coexist peacefully like that. I would love to open up both runs
    to make one big run because one is awfully small, but I don't have room to put all the
    chickens in one coop. The one big run would be about 300 sq. feet for about 4 standards and
    9 bantams. Right now I have the 4 standards in one coop and 3 bantams in another plus 6
    bantams on the way.
  2. bigdogmom130

    bigdogmom130 Songster

    Apr 23, 2009
    Glen Burnie
    It will work. I had the same thing until a fox got 3 of my hens. They will choose which one to sleep in and that will be their coop. I had 5 in one and 1 in They shared the same run and coexisted together just fine.

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