Stuck in the woods

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dorian_grey, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. dorian_grey

    dorian_grey New Egg

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    Is there any problems with putting a run in my woods. It will be fenced but not roofed.
     
  2. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I had my birds near the woods I wouldn't have many birds left. Coons, possums, owls, bobcats, and whatever else is in the woods looking for food.
     
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    You most certainly must have some sort of a critter proof lid on your run, or your just asking for trouble, especialy in the woods.
     
  4. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    It will work, the only thing Id really worry about is predators getting your chickens. But I know several people that has runs that arent covered, and they work fine for them. [​IMG]
     
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  5. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it dark in your woods?? If you have less light than you would have in a field or yard, you may get less eggs.
     
  6. asa

    asa Out Of The Brooder

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    I have hawks that sit on top of my coop. You will need to built a chicken fortress not a chicken coop.
     
  7. jrhbull

    jrhbull Out Of The Brooder

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    Hawks sit ontop of your coop??? shoot them
     
  8. asa

    asa Out Of The Brooder

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    He can't get in. He also knocks himself out when he goes for the parrots on the sun porch. He will kill himself sooner or laiter. I live in a neighborhood, can't do the gun thing.
     
  9. HappyHatch'en

    HappyHatch'en Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about some nylon netting I see advertised for flight pens? Or a big dog...good luck and stop feeding the hawk!
     

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