If you remember back in 2011 we started re-homing ex-battery Hens.
I made a hen house from a donated small shed and made a run, soon after we realised they needed more room, so I extended the run.
But as it was only a metre high it was difficult for us to get inside it to catch the Light Sussex hens that are still a bit flighty!
They also have been able (despite clipped wings) to get on top of the run extension & get on to the fence between us and our neighbours!
So I have dismantled the old run extension and replaced it with a full hight & wider run, so the hens will have more room and we can get inside it easily.
This photo shows it in mid construction. Just need to re-locate the door and put the roof on.
As you can see in these photo's our current flock are doing well, even giving us an egg now and again.
The cheeky Light Sussex hens do have fluffy bums!
So it's finished.
Now full height & about an extra 2 sqr Mtrs of floor space. The entire run has a corrugated plastic roof to give them more shelter for the winter and has a gentle slope so we can collect the water running off, so I will have to add more guttering to collect all the rain water in the rain barrel.
My seed order has arrived from Kings Seeds, looking forward to getting all this planted.
I have been contacted about a very interesting website that's all about how to keep healthy and happy Hens, so I have added the link for you below:
Thanks for reading/returning. Ian