How to deal with dem bad free-range chooks!

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Chickens are sweet, I think we all fell into that trap, my dad included, which is why he ordered a coop online, and we went to pick up 4 crossbred 11 week old pullets from a reliable sorce. [one was a mix-up and turned out to be 8 weeks! :p]
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Well...
Let me just say that chickens are NOT the innocent little fluff butts we take them for, now, don't get me wrong, I am not accusing you of harbering Evil Masterminds in your backyard, but I know I am very guilty of this fact. I also think I made it worse when I asked my dad for baby chicks and he unexpectedly said yes.
Zoink!
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That, in my opinion, made things ten times worse. Not that I regret getting the chicks, not at all, they are just evil, that's all.

Their evil doings, proof of their plot for chickens to one day take over the world! *evil chicken laughter in the background*

They run across the road and scratch up our neighbors prize garden beds, Eek!
They escape to the front lawn and lay their eggs in a bush, Argh!
They break into the guinea pig pen and terrorize the poor occupants, No!
They poo all over the back porch. Oh dear...
That,
fellow chicken owners, is any poultry keepers' nightmare. So!
How do we control these little dinosaurs on legs??
We: A, build a giant chicken prison, B, Build a 2m high perimeter fence for our property, or C, get rid of chickens and give up in despaire.


We chose option A, build a giant chicken prison around our coop, which we are in the middle of, here, for proof, are the plans;
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GOOD GRIEF!

Option B, is too build a 2m high perimeter fence, this in my opinion, is a little extreme, as is option C. So I have come up with some new options...
Clip your chickens wings, I find this helps, so I suggest looking into it if your girls are flyers.
Restore your current fence, block up holes, replace wobbly posts, that sort of thing.
Fence off your garden beds, unfortunately, you can't fence off your neighbors garden beds, so try to work hard on your fence.
Electric netting, this is a little extreme, but boy is it affective!
:gig

I must note: I am not very good at writing informative articles, so please scuze me.

I hope this helps you with your naughty hens!
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Cute story, good anecdotes. But, I was truly looking for information on how to keep chickens in the yard without a fence. Not much useful information here.
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With my experience of YEARS of trying to keep them in. There is really nothing else you can do except build a fence. a big one, because they can fly REALLY high.
Build a fence? That's it? That's the way to deal with free ranging chickens?
Gee, who could have thought that idea.
”How to free range better: build a fence”

Didn’t really solve the problem unfortunately.

Also couldn’t get past the grammar mistakes, sorry!

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I have had a pooping problem on my back patio. This buggers poop a lot! We have a huge yard for them to be free but they choose to sit on the patio. This upsets the hubs so I have an anti-chicken spray bottle filled with disgusting water! The girls hate it. They get sprayed if they are on the patio. Aside from some indignant squawking they are starting to accept that the patio is off limits.
 
I have had a pooping problem on my back patio. This buggers poop a lot! We have a huge yard for them to be free but they choose to sit on the patio. This upsets the hubs so I have an anti-chicken spray bottle filled with disgusting water! The girls hate it. They get sprayed if they are on the patio. Aside from some indignant squawking they are starting to accept that the patio is off limits.
 
I have had a pooping problem on my back patio. This buggers poop a lot! We have a huge yard for them to be free but they choose to sit on the patio. This upsets the hubs so I have an anti-chicken spray bottle filled with disgusting water! The girls hate it. They get sprayed if they are on the patio. Aside from some indignant squawking they are starting to accept that the patio is off limits.
Our hose is on the patio lol. Sometimes when we let them out for a run in the backyard and they come up to the house...If you can hit them (As soon as they see you, they bolt), boy is there a squark! :)
 
I'm not sure if this is much of an article. You basically just said "we got chickens and didn't like free-ranging them, so we don't free range them. If you don't want to free range chickens, contain them".
 

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