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I want to put some sort of netting on top of my outdoor pen but I'm not sure what to use for it. My birds like to fly on the tree branches and escape. Any ideas? Pictures welcome!
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I want to put some sort of netting on top of my outdoor pen but I'm not sure what to use for it. My birds like to fly on the tree branches and escape. Any ideas? Pictures welcome!


My run is about 4 ft high. If you clip the feathers on one wing of each bird it will help.

 

Make sure there is no blood in the shaft of the feather before you clip or your bird may bleed to death.

 

On some birds you may even have to clip a few secondary flight feathers.

 

One wing throws the bird off balance and is more effective than trimming equal amounts off both wings.

 

Feather shafts containing blood.

 

Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

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Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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The same wire you used for the fencing should do. I would especially put a top netting over it if you have Hawks in the area!
The key to a happy flock is to be there for them. You have to do your job so they can do theirs. Your coop layout is also important. It doesn't have to be fancy just functional.http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/just-a-chicken-coop Is an example of it.
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The key to a happy flock is to be there for them. You have to do your job so they can do theirs. Your coop layout is also important. It doesn't have to be fancy just functional.http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/just-a-chicken-coop Is an example of it.
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Something that will hold up to the snow load you have there....I use 14ga 2x4 wire but have to knock the snow of if it sticks.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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