Hens in barn 24/7!

Asked June 30, 2018, 9:04 AM EDT

.my spouse is afraid the local coyote population will go after our chickens. So he keeps them in the barn 24/7 where he has their coop. Don't they need sunshine, fresh air and dirt ?

Hancock County Ohio

1 Response

While it is not essential that the chickens go outside, it is better for them. I would suggest an attached covered run. That would keep the chickens in a protected space. They will go inside at night.