Well, my Golds have been with us four weeks now. Some of them (not many) still have little patches of downy fluff, but it won’t be much longer until they are ready to go out into the world. Which means DH and I need to get to work on planning their outdoor run. It’ll only be a temporary thing, until they’ve had a chance to get used to the barnyard and come to know it as ‘home base.’
Right now, DH and I are ‘discussing’ the need for the run to be enclosed. I say yes. He says no. He says that if he builds it up 6′ high, it shouldn’t need to be fully enclosed.
I am worrying about them being able to fly over it, or larger predators to get in at them. We have larger birds in the area which could easily swoop down and carry off a chicken.
What are your experiences, audience? Will a 6′ chicken wire fence be enough? Or will it need to be enclosed?