ADVICE: A chainlink fence separates my chickens from the neighbor's...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by nwgirl, May 3, 2009.

  1. nwgirl

    nwgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Soon my chickens will be free ranging and it occurred to me that there's only going to be a chain link fence that separates my chickens from the neighbor's chickens.

    Is this something I should be concerned with?

    If so, how far apart should the two flocks be in order to be safe?
     
  2. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    How friendly are you with the neighbors? I would think it would be nearly impossilbe to keep some airborne diseases from spreading even if you did have more distance between the fences - especially if you occasionally get a volunteer hopping the fence now and then. I think the better thing to do will be to agree on biosecurity measures between you both: quarantining adult chickens, having visitors spray their shoes and letting you know right away if one of their chickens shows signs of illness.
     
  3. nwgirl

    nwgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will definitely be discussing this with my neighbor. Thanks I appreciate the suggestion.
     

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