Protected “Run” Area to Secure Coop
This is where the girls hang during inclement weather, when hawks are flying over, or when completely unsupervised for a few hours. Here they have easy access to the coop, which is located inside the farm building. They are completely protected from predators.
It’s a nearly 12′ x 12′ x 6′ outdoor space; the coop itself is 6′ x 4′ x 5′ not including the 3 nesting boxes, which are each 20″ x 15″ x 14″. Still the 5 of them act – at times – like it’s a prison sentence.