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  1. davidinthailand

    davidinthailand In the Brooder

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    Our chicken area is secure, the chickens don't get out (I put a net over it).
    However, the neighbours also have chickens, they fly over the 5 foot wall I made and get eaten by my dogs. According to local by laws, I have to pay a fine, which I find most unfair.
    Anyway, I am going to build a fence on top of the wall, no expectation of the beloved neighbour building one, to stop this. He likes to see me losing money.
    How high? Eight feet enough. or should I go higher while I am at it?
    Thanks.
     
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  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Whatever it takes. Try the 8 feet and see if they get over it. My Leghorns are great flyers. I had some Whie Leghorns, Houdini 1, 2 and 3. They could not be kept in. No matter what pen and coop I put them in they could find a way out. Something eventually got them. Two just disappeared and one I found some feathers behind the coops but no body.
     
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  3. cholland

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    Depends on what's on the other side of the fence. I have an EE that gets over my 7' fence. If they can get onto something that's already a few feet up, then it's not much more to get over.
     
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  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    That's too bad; your yard, chickens invading your space, and it's your fault they get killed? Not true in the USA, as far as I know.
    Some of my birds easily fly up eight feet to roost at night, so almost any fencing you put up could be inadequate.
    I haven't tried it, but if the birds are perching on the top of the fence at all, having a sagging wire up there might discourage them. Spikes? Netting?
    Good luck.
    Mary
     
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  5. MROO

    MROO Crowing

    If the neighbor has a pen, buy 'em a net!
    If not, get yourself one of those big, ugly golf/tennis/baseball nets to mount over your fence. They'll LOVE that!
     
  6. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    Do they come in orange? Purple? Could be quite a statement in the neighborhood!
    Mary
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    :yuckyuck :lau
     
  8. MROO

    MROO Crowing

    Orange. Purple. Green. Mustard Yellow. Get one in every color and patchwork 'em. Call it "ART," and they can't do a thing about it!
     
  9. davidinthailand

    davidinthailand In the Brooder

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    You're right, 'sagging' is the word I suppose. I can cement the bottom of the net on to the wall.
     
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  10. sirrobyn0

    sirrobyn0 Songster

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    I'm going to second the net idea. I'd doesn't have to be a golf net or anything fancy, just cheap. And some tall polls which could be 2X2's or PVC pipe or whatever you have or can get cheap. Attach the net to that and the top of your fence vertically, you could go pretty high, it would be cheap and effective.
     
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