Best/cheapest way to keep the chickens in the pen.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Trollkiller, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. Trollkiller

    Trollkiller Songster

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    I have a 4' high chicken wire pen, two of my new hens have gone over the wall. How do I keep them from flying out of the pen?

    Will cutting thier flight feathers do it?
     
  2. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Songster

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    try cutting them on one wing first.
    if it doesnt work, id maybe put a top over the cage
     
  3. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

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    i show mine a pot with boiling water... threatening has always worked for me...
     
  4. Trollkiller

    Trollkiller Songster

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    I was wondering if fishing line strung across would work.
     
  5. hennypenny9

    hennypenny9 Songster

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    Our chickens used to be able to fly up six feet even with one wing clipped. Maybe we didn't do it properly, but I'd say your best bet is covering the top.
     
  6. epowers777

    epowers777 In the Brooder

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  7. We cover our pens with black netting . If you don't have any and want them to stay in right now , clipping the flight feathers on one wing should work just fine.

    Hope that helps some .

    Fay
     
  8. Trollkiller

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    I clipped their wings and will pick up some netting this weekend.
     

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