Absolutely fantastic run for my chickens! Strong, secure and easy to assemble.
We just finished adding an extension to our run. Both sections are great. System is easy to put together but two people are essential (for me - a 5'2" older woman) to handle more easily. It is made of great quality material and very sturdy. Can't wait to get my chickens and introduce them to their new home.
Can’t fault it at the moment, the visiting foxes have given up trying to get to the birds, and the birds are thriving in it. Time will tell how well is stands up to the elements. I’d have liked smaller mesh to stop wild birds and vermin getting in but that’s the only design element I’d modify if I could overall great product.
The run has enough space that all the girls can zip around when they feel like it and explore happily all day. Enough space for drinkers and feeders without feeling cluttered. And it feels durable as well as looking attractive in our setting.
Just set this up in an Aussie backyard where we had problems with aerial attacks from ravens and brush turkeys roaming and raiding the coop. At night foxes lurk, cane toads and carpet pythons visit and rats come scrounging for food. So in short, lots of unwanted visitors!
Delivery was excellent and I really appreciated the quick response.
As we set up in the sun with the coop inside the enclosure, radiant heat has had to be stopped by fitting shade mesh all around. I have some rain protection also but the shade mesh has been really critical for the hot sun while being breathable to let the heat escape.
The mesh size, while attractive, is not small enough to stop a cane toad, rat or python from entering. It is dog and fox proof though. I now intend to add a finer mesh to floor and walls to the inside to stop vermin, aerial pests and turkeys, but at least I have a great base structure to add on to.
Enclosure is strong and easy to put up and my chooks love it because they feel protected in there. I would love to extend more.
The Omlet auto coop door is also fitted onto the coop so that our cute little chooks can let themselves out of the coop to roam safely inside the enclosure from early morning after laying. In summer it gets light from 4:30am here so that is saving me getting up ridiculously early to let them out. Gotta love a sleep in!
Having lost our last three chickens to foxes the walk in chicken run has given me peace of mind and it looks good though I should have thought of a connection.
I purchased this run for my ducks as I wanted something large enough to put their house in and give them space to waddle about as my old wooden run had fallen apart. This is great because I can stand up making it easier to clean then out and it is very safe and secure. The run took a while to assemble but once we knew what we were doing it was very simple to do.
Although it took a few months to arrive and putting it together was a bit of a nightmare (I hate flat pack) this is an absolute Godsend!
I can walk in and clean my girls every other day! I love seeing them scratching around and playing in there! They are safe, secure and happy! I did hesitate due to the cost but honestly, this will make things so much easier for you and your chickens.
WIR is an excellent run - did find the instructions slightly confusing and had to watch a Youtube clip to assemble. Improvements could be that the wire had a smaller hole small birds or rats could easily get through, also it would be handy to have a double door so that you can get stuff in and out of the run easily
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