1. LaurelRidgeDreams

    LaurelRidgeDreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We would like to fence in about 1/2 acre for our EEs to free range during the afternoons when we are home. How high should the fence be to keep our EEs from flying over the fence?
     
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Clip their wings, they can if they wanted to fly/fly climb over a fence.
     
  3. groundpecker

    groundpecker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They may fly over any normal height fence. It depends on how "greener the grass" is on the other side. You may want to clip their wings if you really want to keep them in any fence.
    I would go with 5 feed high and clip the wings if they do fly over.
     
  4. Hollywood Hen

    Hollywood Hen Out Of The Brooder

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    I've had EEs fly over six feet with wings clipped! They are lighter bodied than a lot of the other breeds and just seem to find trouble more easily. The most difficult time to contain them is when they are teenagers. After they start laying they seem to settle down a bit.
     
  5. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    I have a 6 ft fence and they can not fly over it but they can fly over a 5ft.

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