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Is it ok to keep fowl in shed all year round

Hi all I have very large sheds all the space I need. I have had poultry before a long time ago with coops outside have not had good experiences with this due to predators. I want to keep my laying birds gree range. But I want to keep my croad langshans and pekins in pens inside this would be a big setup inside with good ventilation but im afraid of depriving them of the outdoors is it cruel to do this would they be bored etc? Really appreciate all opinions and help please

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Great question, personally for me I keep all my birds outside in coops and pens all year round with no problems also out on a 1/4 arce during the day. Two dogs run with the birds so no worrys about foxs. Look what ever works for you once they have enough room to scratch around.

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

I would think boredom would be you biggest problem.

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Thanks folks just as long as its not in anyway cruel to them I would find it better inside the sheds where I am kindest regards Alan

Monday, December 11th, 2017

If you really love them, keep them in large sheds and plant some grass on plates and vegetables, they will be happy with that, space is a prime issue, if you have enough space per bird, they will be fine.

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

If you really love them HAHAHA!!! ah how cute.

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Don,t prtend you don,t really yours paddy.
Everyone knows your a softie at heart.

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Oh yea Mr softie they call me cute on the out side soft in the inside.

Monday, December 18th, 2017

If you could build a small pen off the shed with a little gap leading from shed to pen, so's they could go in and out during the day. Also, be mindful predators can get into sheds too, so make sure you predator proof your sheds.

Sunday, December 24th, 2017

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