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flying chickens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sunriserooster1, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. sunriserooster1

    sunriserooster1 Out Of The Brooder

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    We got some chickens of corse, they are growing up pretty fast but now they where starting to fly out of there coop.Now we had to buy more chicken wire so they would not fly out of there coop. What do i do now, do i clip there wings or get more chicken wire or am i totally wrong about it? [​IMG] and this is a homemade chicken coop so its not as fancy as the other coops! [​IMG]
     
  2. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You need to have a coop and run that are totally secure so that predators can't get in.

    Do you plan to keep them in the coop and run all the time, or do you allow them to free range?
     
  3. sunriserooster1

    sunriserooster1 Out Of The Brooder

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    We keep them in there coop because we have alot of predators and we just keep them in there run but we have a weak door and they would fly through the door [​IMG]
     
  4. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You just need to secure the run so predators can't get in, or chickens get out.
     
  5. sunriserooster1

    sunriserooster1 Out Of The Brooder

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    So do we have to clip there wings so they don't fly and hurt themselves if they get startled or flying from predators
     
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  6. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You said earlier that you keep the chickens in the coop.

    Your question indicates that you plan to let the chickens out of the coop and run.

    Which is correct?
     
  7. sunriserooster1

    sunriserooster1 Out Of The Brooder

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    sorry im new to this chicken thing i have never had chickens in my life so thats why I'm kinda.. whats a run i know what a coop is but whats a run? sorry i typed the wrong thing [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a picture. The building is the coop and the wire-enclosed area is the run. There are different ways to do it, but this is an example.


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    What set up do you have?
     
  9. Bulletproof Roo

    Bulletproof Roo Out Of The Brooder

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    Sweet run and coop.
     
  10. Sharon Bee

    Sharon Bee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new to chicken raising also but I did have some exposure to chickens on our family farm as a girl.

    Just make sure predators can't get to them. Chicken wire is only good for keeping chickens in, not predators out. You need to batten them down at night in a secure chicken house or coop.

    Chickens will fly so you have to have fence high enough and put a screen across the top of their run area
     

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