Originally Posted by From the North
Can't they just fly right over that? I love the flexibility of electric fencing, and I do have an extra charger and extra Tposts, but I don't want them to fly right over?
I had not yet read 10 square feet per chicken in the run, I thought it was about 5/chicken.
Storey's guide will tell you 5sqft/chicken, but recently published books about small backyard flocks will say closer to 10. Really, try keeping 10 hens in a run that's 5ftx10ft and see the kind of poo that builds up, the way they pick on each other... if you can find a way to do it, make it bigger. If not, place deep litter, hanging treats, find ways to keep them entertained. It's not a set rule that you must provide X number of sqft.
Most who have electronet either have heavy breeds that don't fly very high, or they clip wings.