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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by nicokl502, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. nicokl502

    nicokl502 Songster

    Nov 3, 2010
    Kansas City Mo
    just found one of my gals next door she jumped the fence how do i keep them from jumping? should i add more chicken wire or clip there wings??

  2. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Songster

    If the fence is short (less than 4 ft, then increase the height. If your fence is already 4' or more, look into clipping the feathers on the outer section of one wing only. This throws their balence off. If you trim both, they will still fly but just have to work harder.
  3. cowdogcadillac

    cowdogcadillac Songster

    Sep 23, 2009
    Try sitting the chicken down and explaining to it that it's behavior of hopping the fence and going next door is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Possibly ground it for a few days and implement a chore list to keep it busy in your yard. Tell it of all the dangers out there for a chicken who hops fences and how it worries you. Maybe it will understand.[​IMG]

    I personally clip wings and feed more treats so they don't want to hop to a new yard.Good luck
  4. TheJuan-n-Only

    TheJuan-n-Only Songster

    Sep 10, 2010
  5. FiveAcres

    FiveAcres Chirping

    Jun 13, 2011
    White, GA
    I have heard that making them sit with their beak in the corner for as many minutes as they are years old really drives the point home....When that does not work, clipping of the wings is the next best alternative....
  6. spotstealer

    spotstealer Songster

    Mar 11, 2011
    Poynette, WI
    I have had a couple jump our fence also. When I'm around the house, I let them free range. They just go about their business being chickens.
  7. ditto

    ditto In the Brooder

    Apr 14, 2011
    Cowdogcadillac, that doesn't work with teenage chickens. All you get is lip about you not trusting them, and how all their other chicken friends are allowed to visit the neighbors.

  8. SunnyCalifornia

    SunnyCalifornia Songster

    Oct 8, 2010
    Escondido CA
    Well, we have a "star" chart..... You get points for staying in the yard, and for not pooping in your food and water. You also can get a star for not picking any fights!! If you get up to 20 stars, you get to sleep with a hen for the night... [​IMG]

    Edit: as you can probably tell, my problem children are the roos.

    LOL, J/K of course.
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2011
  9. hcppam

    hcppam Songster

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  10. NYC feather fam

    NYC feather fam In the Brooder

    Mar 25, 2011
    Staten Island, NY
    H - I - L - A - R - I - O - U - S i love it

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