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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 11:01 pm 
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Hey guys! :duck2

First time chicken keeper here! (My parents had 3 when I was back home many years ago so I have some experience)

Anyway, back to the point. I'm looking for a little bit of feedback/ constructive critisism/ pointers for the coop I have built/ am building

My run/ coop is so far, laid out and is rectangular in length with the nest box accessing directly out into it so they are free to come and go. Shut in at night of course. The outdoor area of the run/ coop is 20m2 with the option of free range (on grass) when I'm home.

My plan is to dig the wire into the ground to try and prevent predators digging under so easy.

However, the "chicken wire" I have picked up has fairly large gaps rather than the smaller holed stuff. Would this suffice? It is 50mm diameter.

Living in the UK there is the risk of wildlife getting in but no snakes etc but I'm happy to take advice here.

Surface wise I have stones on one half and chippings on the other half - in an attempt to stop the run turning to mush- typical UK weather.

Is there anything else I should put thought into before I get the girls?

Thanks in advance! :th


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