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How high do I need my fence?

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I have a run, but am wanting to let my chickens out into the main yard (and also keep my kids in!)  if I clip a wing, would a regular 4 foot high fence suffice?  

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With a clipped wing a four foot fence should be enough. If it is a solid fence or solid top rail, they may still try.  A wire fence without a place to land on top will deter.  But there can be the determined one who breaks the rules.  Your kids, I wouldn't want to even guess how determined they are.

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I have a 5 foot fence and its not enough, his wings are not clipped though ( I cant catch him, lol......). He is a large breed fowl, he is still only 7 months, maybe about 7lbs, so i hope when he gets grown he will be to heavy to escape. The girls are friendly and i can clip their wings so they dont escape, but without their wings clipped they can fly over 7ft onto the greenhouse, and they are about 5 lbs when i weighed them.

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I have a 5 foot fence and its not enough, his wings are not clipped though ( I cant catch him, lol......). He is a large breed fowl, he is still only 7 months, maybe about 7lbs, so i hope when he gets grown he will be to heavy to escape. The girls are friendly and i can clip their wings so they dont escape, but without their wings clipped they can fly over 7ft onto the greenhouse, and they are about 5 lbs when i weighed them.

Our girls are pretty chill.  We usually snag them off the roost in the evening when we want to clip wings.  They don't move much at night ;)  

1 Production Red, 2 Easter Eggers in our first homemade coop!  Dad, Mom, Little Man, and Littler Man.  Susan the Cat, The Shrimp Tank and a Garden.

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1 Production Red, 2 Easter Eggers in our first homemade coop!  Dad, Mom, Little Man, and Littler Man.  Susan the Cat, The Shrimp Tank and a Garden.

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