Emily Simmons wrote:
I'm considering: a) build an 8'x8' hoop coop and have that be the coop/run, b) build it 4'x8' and put it in a larger permanent enclosure (something like 250 sq. ft. -- our garden is around 25' long; I could make that fence do double duty), or c) make a 4'x8' mobile hoop coop and make the run a temporary set up.
Fence: I probably can't do electronet right now (and keeping the fence line weed free isn't a simple application of weedkiller for us). What other options are there for a moveable fence? Does this depend entirely on my dogs? Also, how much enclosure would 6-8 chickens need in our grass/weed environment? I've read everything from 65 sq.ft. per bird to 1000 sq.ft. per bird. Also, how would compost fit into a rotational picture?
Againt, thank you for the responses! I hope this post adds clarification.
Remember, anything worth doing is worth doing badly first so you can start learning from your mistakes.
Miranda Converse wrote: If you are unlike me, and actually have a green-thumb, it would be fairly easy to grow a majority of their diet, then you'll just have to provide a protein source.