How to keep hens from flying over a 7-ft fence? - Page 2
I will see if this does the trick. If not, I will clip one of her wings..!
I think she wants to fly out just to eat greenery. She knows how nice it is in the back yard, and their own little yard doesn't have a single green thing in it anymore, due to the drought and due to the fact that the chickens eat anything that starts to grow in there. I used to get large amounts of cafeteria leftovers for them at my previous job which I quit on Dec 18, and I think she is missing her salad bar leftovers!
I had to get bird netting and lay it accross the top of my pin. I just added 4 new hens to the coupe and the barded rock and easter egger want to fly out all the time. I let them all roam free during the day but at night the would fly to the top of the coupe then to the top of the fence and up, out and over. Putting the bird net has eliminated this problem.
Mine like to land on the top rail, then hop on over. I took those green plastic poles for garden trellis (walmart, garden center) and attached them to the fence posts so they were about 2' higher and then strung kite string back and forth. Now they can't fly up and sit on the rail because the string throws them off and problem is solved.
I replaced the bright blue curtain with chicken wire, which looks much better. I also clipped one of Amelia's wings as well as one wing of my youngest pullets. Since then, no one has flown out.