Sizing an Outdoor Run

Chickens love being outside Give them a run, and they’ll lounge in the shade, scratch for tasty bugs and seeds, gobble delicious sprouts, hunker in the dust and even snatch wayward flies from the air


How big should a run be?  There’s no absolute answer  A tiny run is appreciated but the bigger it is relative to flock size the more the birds will enjoy it and the more natural food it will produce


Chickens are constant foragers and scratchers  If many birds are crammed into a small run, they’ll soon devour every scrap of green vegetation  Expect a dusty run