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Question about run location

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by BYOChickens, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. BYOChickens

    BYOChickens In the Brooder

    Dec 23, 2010
    So I was wondering if it is ok to have trimmed up trees and small bushes inside the run area. The spot I'm looking at would have a mature tree, but I've pruned it up to about six feet before the first limbs could be reached. The shrubs in this area are small to the ground and couldn't be used as a springboard to get out of the run area. Would these be ok? Or do I need to void the run area of any tree or shrubs?

  2. Lesa

    Lesa Songster

    May 28, 2008
    Upstate NY
    Shrubs and trees are great. They give the birds a place to roost and a place to hide from overhead predators.... sounds like it will a perfect setup. Good luck!
  3. swimmer

    swimmer Songster

    Aug 17, 2010
    Would be great. Gives them some shade in the summer months too.

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