Is it possible to use hot wire to keep chickens IN an area? Bare with me, I don't know how to talk short... Of my 29 chickens, a fee like to hop the fence. Their yard is about 75x100ft. A few trees scattered plus a "wall" of trees for shade and bugs. We started with a fence of 4ft, but noticed they were scaling the fence and hopping over. Or they would simply jump to the top, land, and then hop down. So we doubled the fencing to make it roughly 6.5ft. And we still have a fee that will essentially climb the fence (take a leap and climb the top foot before resting on top and jumping down). I have tried clipping wings. First just one wing, and then both. The fencing is just the hexagon mesh fencing typical for poultry and gardens. So it isn't a sturdy fence, either a solid top landing zone. I have noticed they pace the bottom of the fence before making their escape. Which is why I wonder if placing hot wire at the bottom of the fence would slow them down or deter them away. I don't have great photos right now. But you can get an idea of the yard setup in this photo. Wr have to rebuild and the recent snow storm took down one side. They seem to only want to escape from the entry side of their yard, which is funny because the other side of the coop fence was never finished and is only about 3 to 4ft tall lol.