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Heather B

  • Joined Dec 2011
  • Llangwm Corwen
European coops!
« on: August 19, 2013, 05:05:21 pm »
Just thought I would share the attached photo - when visiting the Alpajurras recently in Spain we discovered hen keeping on the side of the road in what can only be described as a cage!


  • Joined Mar 2013
  • South Norfolk
Re: European coops!
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2013, 05:16:37 pm »


  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: European coops!
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2013, 10:11:52 pm »
It's interesting to see how the mesh is mortared in at the bottom - I wouldn't have thought to try that.  It does look a bit cramped though.
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Steph Hen

  • Joined Jul 2013
  • Angus Scotland.
Re: European coops!
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2013, 07:53:14 am »
It does look a bit cramped though.
Cramped is mostly comparative. I'm always amazed how far hens and geese roam. When i had them years ago, they'd go 250m in different directions, so a range of 500m within a day, and everywhere inbetween. Mine I have now stay around the garden, yard and sheds, maybe 2 acres.

So I feel a bit bad seeing hens in lawn runs and eglos, but they seem quite happy. Compared to battery hans, these have a penthouse suit. It's tricky to know what they need when they're so adaptable!


  • Joined Jul 2013
  • Ayrshire
Re: European coops!
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2013, 11:35:36 am »
On the plus side, predators are not going to get them in there



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