Free range boundaries?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by welman, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. welman

    welman Songster

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    Greetings!

    Our 7 week olds have been free ranging for a few weeks very happily. Suddenly today they got adventurous and crossed into our neighbor's yard...

    So I'm wondering if there is something that might deter them other than a fence..although good fences make good neighbors...I was thinking along the lines of a scarecrow or other scary thing.

    Any of you chicken experts have any thoughts??

    Thanks so much!
     

  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    They will get used to anything you can find to scare them, within a week or so they'll be ignoring it.

    Fence will be a must.
     
  3. Sahara

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    Mine crossed over in the neighbors yard and got ate by their cat so I would definitely get a fence.
     

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