Chicken free ranging area covered

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by nana.chickies, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. nana.chickies

    nana.chickies New Egg

    Dec 4, 2010
    Conroe, Texas
    I have 10 acrea and put my chicken coop on the west side of my property. They like to forage in the lot next to me. It seemed ok until someone bought the property. I then used chicken wire along my bob wire fencing trying to keep the chickens on the property. Well they seem to be smarter than I thought. I am not finished putting my wire up to the gate. Well, they are now going the length of the wire and going around to get to the property next to me again.

    What can I do to discourage them from going into the next door property?

    Does anyone have a suggestion?

    I was told to try using a varmint scent. Has anyone tried this and found any success?

  2. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 19, 2009
    Put up adequate fences. [​IMG]
  3. Cargo

    Cargo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2010
    Farmington, NM
    Fencing them in completely is the only way. They can be really good about getting out and really bad about getting back again.
  4. naturababe

    naturababe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2010
    i put up fencing around two acres that the chickens range on because otherwise they will go onto the neighbors yard every single day. sometimes they still sneak under the fence but luckily our neighbors like them.

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