Doubling the Run

Hi there, today I am finally getting around to making the girls run bigger, it been 3 weeks now since they have been on full lockdown, we had one casulty, if the form of Manuella the Minorca got very depressed about being confined, she became ill, but as soon as I let her out she recovered the very next day.

Using more chicken wire, than bamboo this time, as it does let more light in, also it doesn’t look so opressive. Hopefully this will raise the wellbeing of our hens all round, they will have more space, more bugs, etc. As nice as it was in a hippy ind of way to let them roam free, but we do live in an urban area, and the back yard is definately cleaner now that they have been confined to the run.

The next task will be to double the size of the nesting box, as they have all decided to lay in the same box, and invariably a fight breaks out everytime one of them wants to lay, and at the moment Renee is broody, just about filling up the whole box, so it’s a bit of a squeeze to get two in side by side, although quite comical to see, I must get a pic to post for your amusement too.

Keep up the chicken keeping.

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2 Responses

  1. We were gone for a week and my hens were so happy when we returned and let them out. The neighbor who watched them was too afraid. (she was worreid something would happen to one of them).

    A house around the corner from us has 4 chickens in a little tiny tractor. They never get to run around at all. They are in that coop 24-7. I’ve decided my girls are very lucky and spoiiled!

    • they are lucky Karmyn, ours have a large run, but hey used to roam the neighbourhood, which was great for them, but no so for the neighbours veggies, so they have had to be re -institutionalised.

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