Will they be okay in just their run?

lhayes1976

In the Brooder
10 Years
Jan 8, 2010
90
2
39
Louisville, KY
The run is finished, and the girls are in it. It's completely predator proof, but there is no shelter. Will they be okay for one night? I'm so nervous--this is their first night out of the garage. I do have a tablecloth I could put at one end. There coop is finished, but we need some extra help in getting it moved to it's permanent spot. I just cannot put them back in that rubbermaid container.
 

ChicKat

Crowing
Premium Feather Member
9 Years
If you have enough space in your run....which you seem to have, put a temporary shelter in for the 1-night. Tell them it is a camp out until their new digs are ready. That way they will get in the habit of going IN, and if bad weather comes up overnight they will have shelter.
 

lhayes1976

In the Brooder
10 Years
Jan 8, 2010
90
2
39
Louisville, KY
No rain tonight--I did flip their old rubbermaid container on it's side and put a piece of cardboard over top of run over the container, but they've decided they would rather huddle in the corner of the run.
 

lhayes1976

In the Brooder
10 Years
Jan 8, 2010
90
2
39
Louisville, KY
Yeah, they made it throught the night. I worried all night about raccoons. When I went to check on them this , they had scratched all the shavings out of the tub. I really want to get my coop in there, but it looks like one more night.
 

7L Farm

Songster
9 Years
Jul 22, 2010
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Anderson, Texas
Quote:You didn't use hardware cloth for the run? Do you have a apron around the bottom . If not I would fixs these problems.
 

lhayes1976

In the Brooder
10 Years
Jan 8, 2010
90
2
39
Louisville, KY
Yes the run is made out of hardware cloth, but no apron around the bottom. That's the part that had me worried--we put some boards and rocks around the bottom.
 

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