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    Good idea VC I will see what I can come up with tomorrow.

    The run is 2/3 covered with a waterproof sheet that gives them shade and keeps them dry.
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    Here is my run. 6mx3m and I have added a couple of higher perches. I am also going to raise the hen house maybe 12"-18" off the ground to stop any furries calling it home under there. I moved the house to that corner as you can see it's shaded from the mid day sun.Wanting to start keeping hens-dsc_0411_compress16.jpg

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    So the hen house is now 18" above ground. Mr Roland won't be calling under this home any time soon. Added bonus of shade and an extra area for the girls to explore.Wanting to start keeping hens-img_20190720_175855_572_compress88.jpg

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    That's great, Andy. They'll love having the extra space to run around. My lot like to dust bath under the coop.
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    It's looking absolutely FANTASTIC
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    That is a proper beauty of a hen house. Congratulations. Your hens must be very happy.
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    Hello. Time for my next question. I have been thinking about my dwarf fruit trees that are sitting in pots at the moment. Could I plant them in the ground of the chicken run? Would the hens eat the leaves and or the fruit next year? Was just thinking it would provide shade and interest for them. I have apple, cherry, plum and apricot dwarf trees if that makes any difference?

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    They'll have a go at anything green - and jump for it! Only plant in there something you don't care about.
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