In the Brooder
- Sep 8, 2011
Hi all my wife is on vacation right now. Planning out a hen house for her, ran into a question. the 4 sq ft just the hen house? or does that include the run? We live in the city and she has 5 hens but they are talking about raising limit to 10 and if I know my wife she will get 5 more lol. I will give a run down of my plan the run is 8ft wide 16ft long 6ft tall, it is running along a 6 ft fence and was going to put a roof on half and a full wind block on the same side. They will have full run of the pen except if it gets extremly cold at night then we would shut them up in the house, this would be a rare event. I was thinking I would go 4ft wide by 3ft long 5 ft tall, with two nest boxes off to one side, basically an extra area on top of that measurement with a lid for easy access to eggs. She also wants to use buckets for nest boxes so she can easily change out the straw. Planning on keeping the bucket whole except a window to reach in and get eggs. Let me know what you think, I would rather make it only once lol.