getting started???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Catfish11, Dec 14, 2014.

  1. Catfish11

    Catfish11 Hatching

    May 29, 2011
    I have a fenced in yard with a 6 foot tall fence. I am looking to get started with some egg laying chickens, minimal at this point . Do I have to build a pen or could I let them roam the yard while not in the coup? Will they stay in the yard?
  2. Free Feather

    Free Feather Songster

    Try free ranging and see how it goes. Just adjust, you can never know before-hand.
  3. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Songster

    Aug 10, 2013
    6 feet is pretty tall for a heavier breed of chicken, Buff Orpington and the likes don't typically jump (at least mine don't) I also practice wing clipping, so it throws them off balance enough that they don't fly the coop so to speak. I have four foot fencing and 99% of them don't even try to get out.

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