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Escape artists

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by blue fire, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our four chickens Hariet,Bertha,Wingus and Dingus have taken up a new hobbie, fence jumping. We recently clipped their wings and they are still flying over the fence. The fence is aprox. four feet maybe more. Any suggestions on how to keep the little buggers in?
     
  2. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put a net over the top maybe
     
  3. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is the entire backyard
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Fatten them up so they don't get enough lift?

    I have a 6 month old silver spangled hamburg that has had 1 wing clipped, then both wings, then both wings clipped more severly and she still can clear my 6' fence with ease. she's a very light breed.

    I have a leghorn that will flap/climb the fence.

    Most of my hens are too heavy to fly.
     
  5. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we are working on it, they eat pasta, bread, cereal, layer feed, and fruit almost every week![​IMG] How do you make them fat fast? There is a growing dog population next door and we don't want a chicken turning into a dog toy![​IMG]
     
  6. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We clipped only one wing per chicken
     
  7. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    This might help...

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    Last edited: Sep 5, 2007
  8. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!![​IMG]
     
  9. joebwe25

    joebwe25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. GoodEgg

    GoodEgg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of chickens are they?

    My SSHamburg likes to roost on the clothesline ... she easily flies up to about 6 feet high.

    My wyandottes can barely lift off the ground. I ordered almost all heavy layers, partly for that reason. The "rare" hamburg and my banties ... I'm not too sure of. If they get interested in the neighbor's yard (no ... WHEN they get interested ... ) I'll have a problem too.

    trish
     

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