1. eggsohplenty

    eggsohplenty New Egg

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    May 14, 2011
    I'm looking at using my old dog kennel for my my coop run. It would make it 10' x 10' and 48" high. Looking at having 4 - 5 chickens total. Do i need to have a top or can I leave it open??
     
  2. Hazelrah

    Hazelrah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I converted my old dog run to a chicken run and left it open at first. I had one banty hen who flew out the top a couple times so I ended up covering it because of her. Plus we get a lot of rain and the hens seem to spend a lot more time in the run now it is covered. Where do you live?
     
  3. tweetysvoice

    tweetysvoice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Coop
    Do you have hawks in the area? That would be a big concern of mine. I've also heard of birds flying easily onto 6ft fences.. what kind of birds do you have?
     
  4. eggsohplenty

    eggsohplenty New Egg

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    I don't have any birds yet. Trying to get my coop and run done 1st. I live in a rural area so I'm pretty sure hawks could be an issue. I'm sure I could make some kind of "top" with some bracing and chicken wire. Just trying to keep costs down as much as possible.
     
  5. eggsohplenty

    eggsohplenty New Egg

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    May 14, 2011
    I don't have any birds yet. Trying to get my coop and run done 1st. I live in a rural area so I'm pretty sure hawks could be an issue. I'm sure I could make some kind of "top" with some bracing and chicken wire. Just trying to keep costs down as much as possible.
     

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