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We have three leghorns that we took a clipped a wing a piece to stop them from flying over the fence, when that did

not help we went back and clipped that wing more thinking we did not clip enough off the first time. Well I saw our biggest

one walking the fence this AM, anyone have any suggestions on what else we can do? If they get over the fence and 

no one sees the hen that hen can become road kill since we are close to the street. We have thought of putting up some

kind of wire that comes back our way (Like the way the top of the fence in a jail is) to stop from going over, of course it 

wouldn't be razor sharp or barbed.

 

Thanks

Karen

post #2 of 7
You could get some plastic mesh to put over the top, something like one of these:





You can get it at Lowes, Menards, The Home Depot, and other hardware/home improvement stores.
Edited by Chickenchick11 - 9/30/15 at 8:20am
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Thread Starter 

 ok, we do have that at different areas of the yard. Will try to see if it helps out.

 

Thank you 

Karen

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Originally Posted by meowoui View Post

 ok, we do have that at different areas of the yard. Will try to see if it helps out.

Thank you 
Karen

Your welcome! Hope it helps!
"The world is full of evil and lies and pain and death, and you can't hide from it; you can only face it. The question is, when you do—How do you respond? Who do you become?
~Phil Coulsin

"Is the true lesson what the teacher teaches, or what the student learns?"
~Mace Windu

~~~~~~My God's Not Dead!~~~~~~
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"The world is full of evil and lies and pain and death, and you can't hide from it; you can only face it. The question is, when you do—How do you respond? Who do you become?
~Phil Coulsin

"Is the true lesson what the teacher teaches, or what the student learns?"
~Mace Windu

~~~~~~My God's Not Dead!~~~~~~
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post #5 of 7
Raise the fence you can buy wire 2foot high nail the bottom six inches to the top of the post slope the rest towards them they shouldn't get over it and if she does get to the top it will be unstable and she should end up falling back into the pen
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Thank you for your help.

post #7 of 7

I am so frustrated! Have had chickens for 3.5 years, but recently have a few that are repeatedly escaping their fenced area. The fencing is 8 feet high AND I have clipped their wings (one wing each). I am thinking about somehow tying lead fishing weights to their legs because I am at my wits end! They escape 7+ times a day. They cannot get underneath the fencing. What else can I do? And ideas???

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