Today’s backyard chicken question is from a reader who asked me about how to build a chicken run, the size it should be, and whether she should allow her chickens to free range, and for how long.
Specifically, the question I was asked is:
“I’m getting chicks in march! Yay! Ima do bantams and I found a coop but it doesn’t have a fence, do I need to build one or do I buy one cheaper ???? Also I think if I build one I could do it safer for the chicks. When do I let them go to there coop and run around and stay in the coop?”
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So, in a short video, I’ve answered all those questions! I give my super secret money saving hack to build a chicken run without spending your 401K on fence posts, as well as the one place you definitely DON’T want to be cheap about.
I also give a few tips about safer free ranging.
Here’s my answer:
Q&A about backyard chickens and free ranging!
Posted by Living The Good Life With Backyard Chickens on Monday, February 12, 2018