Chicken pen question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Southern28Chick, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    I have a 40'x50' dog pen with 6' tall chain link walls. My husband has built me a 6'x6' chicken house inside the pen. I'm expecting my 25 chicks on May 2cd. Here's my question, can the chickens (when full grown) jump/fly over the top of the 6' tall pen?

    We're going to build a run off the side of their house that would be completely surrounded by chicken wire for night time so the coons and all can't get em, but I have 4 huge male cats that stay outside during the day and they eat squirrels so I'm sure they can take down a chicken that jumps the fence.

    It would cost a fortune to cover the top of a 40'x50' pen, any suggestions?

    Also how do you post pictures so I can show y'all pics of my new hen house.

  2. chickiepooh

    chickiepooh In the Brooder

    Mar 16, 2007
    Otsego, Minnesota
    I had 4 foot tall fence and recently made it 6 feet tall. The hens were flying out even though I clipped their flight feathers. The 6 foot fence is keeping them in. I use game bird top flight netting to cover my run. I'd love to see pics. Go to and they will take care of you... it is free.
  3. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Ok I'm going to attempt to post pictures! [​IMG] Here goes:




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