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post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by angalynn23 View Post
 

I looked at the electric fence, but what keeps the chickens from flying OVER it?  I have a 10*10 covered pen area off the coup that they have been living in.  Before we put a roof on it, they flew out.  It is 10 foot tall.  Half the flock just flew out.  So why wouldn't they fly out of a 4 feet high electric fence?  Or is there a different one out there that you are talking about?

They're not smart enough.

 

 

Chickens don't seem to be able to figure out wire fencing - they'll run back and forth along it confused for hours -  put a top bar on it and they go right over it.

post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by CrazyTalk View Post

They're not smart enough.


Chickens don't seem to be able to figure out wire fencing - they'll run back and forth along it confused for hours -  put a top bar on it and they go right over it.
I have used two foot tall wire to keep my chickens out of my gardens for years, you are correct, they don't just fly over wire, not usually.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by oldhenlikesdogs View Post


I have used two foot tall wire to keep my chickens out of my gardens for years, you are correct, they don't just fly over wire, not usually.

I've got roughly 1000ft of 4' field fencing, and the chickens don't seem to be able to figure out any of it - they'll run a couple hundred feet down to a gate and hop on the gate and over, and then run all the way back - ending up 4 feet from where they started. It's ridiculous to watch.

post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by CrazyTalk View Post
 

They're not smart enough.

 

 

Chickens don't seem to be able to figure out wire fencing - they'll run back and forth along it confused for hours -  put a top bar on it and they go right over it.

Really?  My pen does have a wood beam across the top, but is otherwise wire.

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