Can the average large size Hen fit through a 4" fence?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by The Burg Peeps, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. The Burg Peeps

    The Burg Peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are getting 4 Barred Rock Chickens and would like to allow them to free range our yard. I am wondering if they would be able to get through our fence posts that we have surrounding our pool. The spacing is just under 4" wide. Here is a photo to help you see it.

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  2. HollywoodHillsHens

    HollywoodHillsHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sorry to say...our 'Lorps were able to slink through a similar size gate gap when sufficiently "motivated." The Cochins were too big. I'd think Barred Rocks might be somewhere in between in size. Perhaps just get them nice and plum!!
     
  3. DDRLonghorns

    DDRLonghorns Out Of The Brooder

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    It would be close. You could always just get some 2' chicken wire to wrap around the bottom of the fence if it became a problem.

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