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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by flagirl, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. flagirl

    flagirl Songster

    Nov 25, 2011
    lake placid, florida
    living in florida, i have something in my veggie garden all year. was hoping for ideas on what to use to cordon off small rows and put a few hens in empty areas to dig in area while out during the day. i have 12 hens, but would only use 2 or 3 in each area-problem? would they freak if not with group. i let all of them out every day for a few hrs and they pretty much stick together. i was thinking stakes with netting or a pvc small hoop? anyone doing this?

  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Yes it does stress them out. I have tried this.

    Additionally they need full time access to the nest boxes. If you can use temporary fencing that leads to their coop that is the best solution I have found. Just my experience.
  3. jamband

    jamband Songster

    Apr 26, 2011
    just google chicken tractor.........I cant imagine it being that stressful if you move a few together

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