Araucanas- Jumpers?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by TrstNadie, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. TrstNadie

    TrstNadie Hatching

    Mar 22, 2017
    I have 5 chicks about 3 weeks old now. I have an enclosed coop that is quite large however we wanted to let them free roam. In the back I have 6ft vinyl fencing but would rather pay to fence in my front and let them roam there since we also have dogs that stay out back.

    I considered 4ft white vinyl picket fencing out front to add to curb appeal, but now am afraid the birds could jump the fence. Anyone have experience with this breed being notorious jumpers? Should we pay more and go with 6ft fences out front as well?

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    A 4 foot tall fence is iffy. Anything a chicken can hop up on, it will. Something more solid like a picket fence may or may not be jumped up on. I would go with the 6 foot tall or use wire fencing which chickens usually won't jump up onto.

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