Still moving along at a snail's pace on our chicken project! I have the coop & pen built now and am about to set up some chicken wire fencing to contain the birds away from the main landscaped areas of our 1 acre property. We hope to have 3 or so hens forage over about 1/5 of the lot. Two sides of their forage area have our lot perimeter fence consisting of secure 6+ foot cyclone or wood fencing, the remaining two sides will be chicken wire held up only by metal fence posts. We had assumed we would need to wing clip them, but then wondered, how high would these fences need to be to contain the hens w/o clipped wings? We are not averse to wing clipping if needed, but if not why bother!
Thanks in advance!