I am going to fence off my garden this year since I am going with a more sustainable flock. (I have always done the Cornish X's, but this year I am raising dark cornish and white Rocks, along with a few remaining layers of mixed breed)
I have always kept them penned up, except for an hour or two during the afternoon a couple of times a week when I let them out to graze. I intend to let them out ALOT more this year to help combat the bugs and help with feed costs.
I have a big garden, just over 1/4 acre........ I plan to fence it with 3' tall standard fence wire.... do I need to go taller? my thoughts are that they have all this room to roam, will they REALLY want to go OVER the fence all the time to get to the garden when they have the entire countryside to roam?
Just trying to decide if I need to go taller with the fence or use something like poultry netting. Or..... am I wasting my time?