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as a temp fix I put plastic forks at a 45 deg angle facing out on the raised beds, when they look up they see an overhanging edge, I am sure they will figure it out will let you know

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How high a fence do I need?  I had an attractive edging around the Iris Bed & they simply flew right over it!

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How high a fence do I need?  I had an attractive edging around the Iris Bed & they simply flew right over it!

Welcome to BYC!

 

Probably at least ~3 feet.....can depend on how big the flower bed is.

Make top of fence a bit floppy so they can't land on it.

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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How high a fence do I need?  I had an attractive edging around the Iris Bed & they simply flew right over it!

Welcome to BYC!

 

Probably at least ~3 feet.....can depend on how big the flower bed is.

Make top of fence a bit floppy so they can't land on it.

Deer netting is almost invisible.  A 7' tall roll can easily be cut with scissors to yield 2 x 3.5' rolls.  Merely weave fiberglass fence posts through the netting, hold it up on the fence post with clothes pins, peg it down at the bottom with soil staples, or any other means.  They will bounce off it a few times, and then give up.  Since they can't really figure out where the top is, they'll not try to fly over it.

Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

https://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/

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Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

https://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/

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