Do chickens fly over electric poultry fence?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by LaurelRidgeDreams, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. LaurelRidgeDreams

    LaurelRidgeDreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking about putting electric poultry fencing/netting outside of the run to make a free range area. Will the chickens fly over the fence?
     
  2. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    I think it probably depends on your chickens. My black sex links would always fly over while my red sex links never did. My brahmas and orps would also stay put due to their size. If you have leghorns or other flighty breeds then you could probably guarantee it.
     
  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a four foot fence around my garden & the chickens never fly over the fence.
     
  4. LaurelRidgeDreams

    LaurelRidgeDreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about EEs? How likely are they to fly over a fence?
     
  5. stilldeb

    stilldeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My EEs can fly over a 4 ft fence in a heartbeat. Clip a wing if you don't want them to fly. My Polish, Sebrights, D'Uccles could and have all flown out of a portable pen before, too.

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  6. lowry075

    lowry075 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My EE is like Houdini about escaping a little four foot fence. [​IMG]
    edited because I can't spell until I've had caffeine.
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2011
  7. Noymira

    Noymira Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a paddock with a 4' garden fence for my Black Copper Marans and 2 of the 5 hens could easily hop/fly over, and they are pretty big girls. Not sure if the rest didn't because they couldn't or didn't want to.
     

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