Fencing Ideas?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Animals970, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. Animals970

    Animals970 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 14, 2012
    I'm building a run, and was just wondering. How tall does the fencing need to be? 24 in, 30 in, 36 in, 48 in, ??? Thanks!!
     
  2. dbounds10

    dbounds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it really depends on your entire setup and how much you want to deal with. This is what we did.[​IMG]
     
  3. Animals970

    Animals970 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 14, 2012
    Thanks for trying to help, but all I want to know is how tall a fence needs to be for chickens NOT to be able to jump/fly out of the run.
     
  4. dbounds10

    dbounds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, before we put to top on this run, I had 3 that flew out on a regular basis and this is a 6 foot fence.
     
  5. Animals970

    Animals970 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 14, 2012
    Would they be able to get out of a 2 ft fence? thanks.
     
  6. dbounds10

    dbounds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They could very easily get out of a 2 ft fence with no top on it.
     
  7. dheltzel

    dheltzel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Depends on the breed. Silkies might be contained by a 2 ft fence, but leghorns can fly over a 10 ft fence. Do you have concerns about aerial predators (hawks and owls)? You might want to consider a roof of some sort to keep the chickens in and the predators out.
     
  8. Animals970

    Animals970 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 14, 2012
    What about 4 ft?
     
  9. dbounds10

    dbounds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Again, it depends on the chicken. I have chickens that fly over 6 foot fences all the time. And as stated by the other poster above, if you have hawks or owls in your area, you need to consider putting a roof on the run to both keep your chickens in and keep the chicken eating hawks out. In my opinion, anything less than a 6 foot fence with NO ROOF and you run the risk of escaping chickens.
     
  10. Animals970

    Animals970 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 14, 2012
    All of my breeds are heavy breeds. The lightest type of chicken I have or will ever have would probably be a Red Sex-Link or Polish. And them aren't very light!!

    I have/will have soon: Red Sex-Link, Buff Orpington, Buff Brahma, Delaware, Black Australorp, Wyandotte, and Plymouth Rock.
     

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