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  1. fullerfamfarm

    fullerfamfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello guys
    We have been having some trouble keeping our feathered friends in the chicken yard, its like chicken run part 2 :)
    The chicken yard is nearly half an acre, the fence is 4ft. They all have clipped wings but this does not seem to be an issue to our polish and orpington roosters. Any advise?
    Many thanks!
    Katie
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2016
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Higher fences!
     
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  3. Tiana Rose

    Tiana Rose Out Of The Brooder

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    hmm... that is a hard one. First let me say that that is a beautiful set up and I am a little jealous. [​IMG]

    As for solutions, as the person above me wrote you could do higher fences (Maybe a fence extension), or you could do bird netting over the top. Another option may be to put something on the top of the fence to make it lean in a bit. I googled lean in fence and came up with this: http://wolfdogproject.com/fencing.html It may be a little over the top as it is meant for wolves but it gives you an idea of what I mean. Good luck finding a solution.
     
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Extend fence up a couple feet with some chicken wire, leave it floppy on top edge so they can't land on top and then go over.
    Leaning it in a bit wouldn't hurt.
     
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  5. erinchelsea

    erinchelsea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just coming here to post the same question, we have almost the same exact set up as you. Our fence is 4' cattle panel, a very large area, and the birds hop right over, immediately to be killed by the dog that is there to protect them. I'm trying to find the most economical solution, either bird netting or chicken wire at the top. It's a challenge when you have a large area to fence.
     
  6. fullerfamfarm

    fullerfamfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Well its nearly done, looks a bit like a prison yard ;) we took 1 1/2 inch pvc with an elbo and slipped it down on the tposts then attached more welded wire at an angle. I sure hope this does the trick. Makes me think of that chicken run movie! Potpie for dinner :)[​IMG]
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Wow, y'all don't mess around!!
    Time will tell if it works.
     
  8. erinchelsea

    erinchelsea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It does look a bit like a prison, but hey, if it works for them it might work for my chickens, too! :) Thanks for sharing!
     
  9. fullerfamfarm

    fullerfamfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    so far so good! It is so windy today so they might just blow instead of fly away ;)
     

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