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Fence Size

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by thomi, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. thomi

    thomi Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 27, 2008
    Elgin, SC
  2. Eric in NC

    Eric in NC Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 5, 2008
    I think you would need to put chicken wire inside that for about 2 feet high or so. A lot of chickens could walk through that.
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Chickens would go through that like water; also if they *want* to fly over it, they will. (Will they want to? You can't really tell in advance very well. If it is inconvenient to you for them to hop the fence, they prolly will [​IMG])

    Good luck,

  4. Ms~Silkie~Girl

    Ms~Silkie~Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
    New York STATE
    I think that your fence is to big of holes. Along with chickens being able to walk through, racoons, skunks, or whatever could put their paw through and swat them or something like that. So a smaller hole fence would be better

    Good Luck![​IMG]
  5. thomi

    thomi Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 27, 2008
    Elgin, SC
    Thanks, that is pretty much what Donna thought. I think we will look at poultry netting at the bottom when we get to that point. We wouldn't let them roam at large unless we were around so I am not too worried about predators pulling them through. When we are not supervising them they will be in the run which will be made of hardware cloth.

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