fence width... could they fit through?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by The Burg Peeps, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. The Burg Peeps

    The Burg Peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are getting 4 barred Rock Hens and are hoping to let them free range our yard. Do you think they could get through our fence posts? They are just under 4" wide.
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  2. DingleBay

    DingleBay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet they will be gone in a heartbeat (after much examination). You could attach chicken wire to the fence though. Looking at your nice deck, are you sure you want poop all over the place?
     
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  3. cindylo

    cindylo Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh they surely will try. Perhaps you could get some matching cross-hatch design fencing to keep them out of the deck and pool area. You don't want to find out the hard way. Although my backyard isn't a pretty as yours, I had an oops to relate to you. Friday I accidentally left the gate ti the run ajar and the girls got out and free ranged all over the yard. They even feasted on my new baby lettuces - ate every single one! They're not allowed over there when I'm outside - so that's most likely the first place they struck!
     
  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Once they are grown I doubt they will try to get through.

    I wouldn't do anything to try and prevent it unless it does become a problem.
     
  5. The Burg Peeps

    The Burg Peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is the layout of our yard. We want to keep them out of the pool area but allow them to free range the rest of the yard. If they fit through the pool fence they may just have to be limited to the coop grass area which is 29x12ft. For 4 chickens I think it will be fine but would love for them to have the entire backyard. A full sized Female Mallard can fit through... so I think the chickens just may be able to. [​IMG]
     
  6. The Burg Peeps

    The Burg Peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would get some of that roll bamboo fencing and tie it up every section of your existing fence to keep them out. [​IMG]
     
  8. The Burg Peeps

    The Burg Peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would get some of that roll bamboo fencing and tie it up every section of your existing fence to keep them out.

    This is a great idea. I think if they can fit through that is what we will do. Thanks so much ChooksinChoppers!​
     

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