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I have two barred rock chicks and about 3/4 of an acre backyard that is completely fenced with a 6ft privacy fence. Instead of keeping them in a run, I would rather have the roam freely all day. Would the 6ft fence be high enough to keep them from flying over when they get older?
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if you clip their wing maybe it will be tall enough some can some can't it just depends upon the bird.

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A friend of mine has a few barred rocks in his flock and says that his fat ladies wouldn't even try hopping a 3 ft fence lol maybe mine will be the same.
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Originally Posted by LaSwampChickens View Post

 Would the 6ft fence be high enough to keep them from flying over when they get older?
In a perfect world I am thinking yes possibly.
 
There is only one way to find out and that is to let them out and monitor them.
If they do escape this will stop them.


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.

 

 

 


Edited by Hokum Coco - 2/8/16 at 11:51am

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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You are dying for nothing.

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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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