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Our neighbors have seven chickens that they let free range. There is no fence between our yard and if they are's and occasionally they come into our yard. We are wanting to get six chickens and also have them free range. Is this realistic at all? Could fighting occur? Any advice ?
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Good fences make good neighbors.

 

Usually different flocks will forage together without intermingling but a rooster will try to mate with new hens in his realm.

That's when fights happen.


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 2/29/16 at 6:43pm

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Good fences make good neighbors.

 

Usually different flocks will forage together without intermingling but a rooster will try to mate with new hens in his realm.

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Good fences make good neighbors.

 

Usually different flocks will forage together without intermingling but a rooster will try to mate with new hens in his realm.

That's when fights happen.


I agree. If allowed to intermingle there's the possibility of disease passing from between flocks. A fence has to be the best long term option IMO.

 

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Sounds like it's time for a fence!

 

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Sometimes when flock intermingle, they decided to all live at the same place (grass is greener and all,)  they might choose your neighbor.  Or if they all mob you he might not like it.

 

I like the idea of a high fence.  If you have pure breds you intend to breed pure at some point.  It would be good to have them in an enclosed breeding  pen(with roof) so neighbors rooster won't visit and spoil your plans.

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