1. dominique man

    dominique man In the Brooder

    Jul 11, 2014
    Findlay Ohio
    I think this little patch of my yard would be a perfect chicken run with a fence and some cover plants
    Any idea on what fence and what kind of cover plant I should use? Also, does this patch look big enough for 6 chickens to hang out in during the day?
  2. JoshU

    JoshU Songster

    May 16, 2011
    Ada, Ohio
    My layer run for 8 chickens has a little over 120 sq ft of space. No matter the size of a small run, no plants will survive. It will be all dirt shortly.
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2014
  3. thomasboyle

    thomasboyle Songster

    Feb 28, 2013
    Northwest Hills of CT
    I agree with JoshU, a small run will be strip mined in a few weeks or even days. I have a 1/2 acre chicken yard, and for fencing, I use 48" electric net fence from Premier1. It is really easy to set up, easy to move if necessary, and works extremely well to keep chickens and ducks in, and predators out. Its a bit pricy, but gives you peace of mind because the chickens are well protected.

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