Chicken trying to escape!!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sunnie7, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. sunnie7

    sunnie7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 24, 2016
    Southern Indiana
    I have 2 silkies and 3 bantams. Here's our set up and my recent problem ( look in the far back right of the picture) I usually let them out of the coop/ run area into just the chain linked area for most of the day but recently I started getting this brave girl getting up onto the fence! I don't want to net the top in because I won't be able to walk in there. Any suggestions. Will she wonder off or no?

    Last edited: Mar 6, 2017
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2017
    She will come home at dark to roost. Or you could clip her wings.
  3. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2016
    Pac NW
    My chickens have flown (and sometimes walked) out of my run before but they don't go anywhere, they just hang around the perimeter. You could try clipping one wing on the potential escapee if you're concerned that she won't stick around.
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Run a few thin floppy wires, starting at 3" above rail, along top of fence so they can't land on the top rail.
    ..or a foot or so of floppy topped chicken wire along top of fence...easy to jam some garden stakes into chainlink to hold chicken wire or wires.

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