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Hello guys

We have been having some trouble keeping our feathered friends in the chicken yard, its like chicken run part 2 :)

The chicken yard is nearly half an acre, the fence is 4ft. They all have clipped wings but this does not seem to be an issue to our polish and orpington roosters. Any advise?

Many thanks!

Katie


Edited by fullerfamfarm - 3/17/16 at 4:29pm
post #2 of 9
Higher fences!
post #3 of 9

hmm... that is a hard one. First let me say that that is a beautiful set up and I am a little jealous. ;)

 

As for solutions, as the person above me wrote you could do higher fences (Maybe a fence extension), or you could do bird netting over the top. Another option may be to put something on the top of the fence to make it lean in a bit. I googled lean in fence and came up with this:  http://wolfdogproject.com/fencing.html  It may be a little over the top as it is meant for wolves but it gives you an idea of what I mean. Good luck finding a solution. 

post #4 of 9

Extend fence up a couple feet with some chicken wire, leave it floppy on top edge so they can't land on top and then go over.

Leaning it in a bit wouldn't hurt.


Edited by aart - 3/18/16 at 4:51pm

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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post #5 of 9

I was just coming here to post the same question, we have almost the same exact set up as you. Our fence is 4' cattle panel, a very large area, and the birds hop right over, immediately to be killed by the dog that is there to protect them. I'm trying to find the most economical solution, either bird netting or chicken wire at the top. It's a challenge when you have a large area to fence. 

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Farm mama to an ever-growing clan with miscellaneous Egg Layers, Meaties, and 15 Bourbon Red Turkeys along with 1 English Springer Spaniel, 1 spoiled rotten house cat, and 2 little helpers. 

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post #6 of 9
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Well its nearly done, looks a bit like a prison yard wink.png we took 1 1/2 inch pvc with an elbo and slipped it down on the tposts then attached more welded wire at an angle. I sure hope this does the trick. Makes me think of that chicken run movie! Potpie for dinner smile.png
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Well its nearly done, looks a bit like a prison yard wink.png we took 1 1/2 inch pvc with an elbo and slipped it down on the tposts then attached more welded wire at an angle. I sure hope this does the trick. Makes me think of that chicken run movie! Potpie for dinner smile.png

Wow, y'all don't mess around!!

Time will tell if it works.

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."

Reply

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."

Reply
post #8 of 9

It does look a bit like a prison, but hey, if it works for them it might work for my chickens, too! :) Thanks for sharing!

Farm mama to an ever-growing clan with miscellaneous Egg Layers, Meaties, and 15 Bourbon Red Turkeys along with 1 English Springer Spaniel, 1 spoiled rotten house cat, and 2 little helpers. 

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Farm mama to an ever-growing clan with miscellaneous Egg Layers, Meaties, and 15 Bourbon Red Turkeys along with 1 English Springer Spaniel, 1 spoiled rotten house cat, and 2 little helpers. 

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so far so good! It is so windy today so they might just blow instead of fly away ;)

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