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How to Use Runs for Happy, Healthy Pets

Table of Contents:

  1. Why should I consider getting a run?
  2. Exercise
  3. Physical and mental health
  4. Safe and secure
  5. Our top 3 runs

Why should I consider getting a run?

Keeping animals in a run, whether chickens or dogs, can have numerous benefits for both the animals and their owners – in this article we’ll explore some of the benefits. With dogs in particular, owners can be away for long periods at work, running errands etc. – a solid run helps care for canine needs without compromising safety.

Exercise

One of the primary benefits of keeping animals in a run is that it provides them with a safe and secure space where they can exercise and play. If you have a dog, a run can give them the freedom to run around and play without you worrying about them running off or getting lost. Similarly, if you have chickens, a run can protect them from predators and give them a safe space to roam around and peck at the ground.

How to use runs for happy, healthy pets​

Physical and mental health

Another benefit of keeping animals in a run is that it can help to keep them clean and healthy. If you have chickens, a run can prevent them from getting covered in mud or dirt, or eating poisonus plants, which can lead to health problems. Similarly, if you have a dog, a run can help prevent them from getting dirty and potentially picking up fleas or ticks.

Keeping animals in a run can also be beneficial for their mental health. For example, if you have a dog, a run can provide them with a safe space where they can relax, feel secure but also get mental stimuli necessary for their happiness. Similarly, if you have chickens, a run can provide them with a neutral environment where they can explore and interact with one another.

Safe and secure

Perhaps one of the most significant benefits of keeping animals in a run is that it can help prevent your pets from causing damage or getting into trouble. If you have a dog that likes to dig or chew things, a run can prevent them from damaging your garden or chewing on your furniture; chickens are also better held in a secured area rather than wandering around freely – that keeps them safe from predators and prevents any issues with neighbours who may view your pecking friends as a nuisance.


In conclusion, there are numerous benefits to keeping animals in a run, whether it’s chickens or dogs. It provides them with a safe and secure space to exercise and play, helps to keep them clean and healthy, and is beneficial for their mental health. Moreover, it can help to prevent them from causing damage or getting into trouble. If you’re considering keeping animals in a run, it’s worth considering the benefits and how it could improve the lives of both you and your pets.

Check out our top 3 runs!

4x3m Galvanised Hen Run with a Free Cover

  • Large two panel door for easy access
  • Lockable gate ensure security
  • Includes free roof cover
  • Step-by-step instructions included
  • 18 m2 exercising area for pets
  • Suitable for chickens, cats, rabbits, ducks etc.
  • 210D waterproof UV-treated roof from Oxford fabric
  • PVC green coated 1mm wire mesh
  • Heavy duty 1mm thick steel tubing
  • Galvanised steel frame & wire mesh
  • Dimensions: 4 x 3m / 13.1 x 9.8 ft (L x W)
  • Roof dimensions: 3.5 x 2m / 11.5 x 6.5 ft
  • Shade Area: 6m²
  • Door size: 1.6 x 0.5m / 5.2 x 1.6 ft (L x H)
  • Pipe diameter: 32mm
  • Pipe thickness: 1mm

Covered Steel Bar Dog Run - 4x3x2.36m

  • 4 x 3 x 2.36m / 13.1 x 9.8 x 7.74 ft (LxWxH)
  • Door height: 180cm / 70.8 inches
  • Space between each bar: 10cm / 3.9 inches
  • Free roof cover
  • Black powder-coated paint finish (the paint is animal-friendly)
  • Safe and secure
  • Steel frame, strong and sturdy, will last for many years
  • Easy to assemble
  • Single access door with dog proof latch

2x3m Covered Steel Bar Dog Run with Free Roof Cover

  • Dimensions: 2 x 3 x 1.8m /6.5 x 9.8 x 5.9 ft
  • Safe and secure
  • Strong and sturdy
  • Door lock
  • Free roof cover
  • 33mm galvanised steel tubing
  • 60mm x 60mm, 2.1mm thick, galvanised coated chain link wire mesh

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