Breeds for short fences?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Dogue, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. Dogue

    Dogue Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2014
    Is there any breed of chicken that can be contained in a 3ft fence?

    I hate to ask this, but would de-winging contain a chicken in a 3ft tall fence?

    What other poultry can be kept in such a fence?

    I'm not worried about predators getting IN, as they'd only in the fenced area when I was outside too, but I need birds that won't fly or jump over.
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Almost all my Black Penedesencas are confined in 3' fences. I keep flocks of BP roosters inside 2' fences.
    They will go under, they can fly but prefer to run so unless pressed, they're content to stay inside a fence. If the area is too small and there's no forage, that would encourage them to go afield.
    I never wing clip.
    I've had Jersey Giants that would go over a 6' fence.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2016
  3. varidgerunner

    varidgerunner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 16, 2013
    Large fowl cochins are pretty vertically challenged.

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