Portable run

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Coffee4x4, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. Coffee4x4

    Coffee4x4 New Egg

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    I have 8 hens, 4 Buffs and 4 Reds. They are about a year old now and it takes just a short time for them to clear an area of grass or anything else. I've decided to make a portable run for them and after it's cleared use that area for a garden.
    It rains a lot here in Oregon so it's not to cold and I think they'll do okay.
    Transporting them from their main coop to the new run is the only problem I can see. Will let you know how things work out.
    Coffee
     
  2. ChickenCurt

    ChickenCurt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Consider a chicken tractor. Let your grass grow 4-6" long and then move the tractor daily. Too short the chickens will eat & scratch it into oblivion and too long they'll matt it down. Try not to graze the same area too soon or your lawn will disappear as you noted or it'll die from excessive fertilizing.
     
  3. Coffee4x4

    Coffee4x4 New Egg

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    Thanks, Everything is now gone in their permeate run.
     

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