A chicken house run, sometimes called a hen pen, is the protected outdoor area attached to the coop, where the chickens can roam safely while they forage, hunt for insects and get the fresh air they need.  It also helps to keep your flowers, vegetables and other plants looking good rather than being hen-pecked!

Pens are intended to give poultry plenty of room to move about because birds that are overcrowded tend to stress themselves more easily and can stop laying. Hens need space, the more the better, although this will depend largely on the backyard.

The chicken pen should have plenty of green vegetation growing in it for the chickens to eat, otherwise they will need daily feeding.  Remember that hens also need access to water,…

Source by Kieran Gracie