Getting the flock out of here - a diary of a crazy chicken man

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ozexpat, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you probably only need it 1' up to keep the fuzzy butts in
    i like to use tiny zipties or i got a roll of wire from TSC that works well
    even twist ties for trash bags would do in a pinch


    love the brooder

    no luck on the english eggs for now :(
    i even added another window for them & this is how they pay me back [​IMG]
     
  2. Debs55

    Debs55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah you really just need it up about a foot good luck with the chickies!
     
  3. maryhysong

    maryhysong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I won't have a fence shorter than 6 foot and 7 is better. I have had pit bulls jump 6 foot fences and kill all the birds inside.

    Occasionally I've had a girl that would hop a fence that high but usually they are hopping up on top of something else and then going over the fence from there. I also have 2 lines of electric fence on the outside of the chicken wire, since chicken wire stops nothing but chickens. A 4' fence won't stop ANY predator and won't contain some chickens either. You could use lightweight bird netting that is used in gardens to keep the birds in but it won't stop any predators.
     
  4. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we have 6' fencing
    the bottom 4 feet is chainlink then i added another 2 feet of chicken wire on top to everyone in
    some breeds fly better than others
    orpingtons tend to get heavy so they have a tough time flying out of their area that i have for them
    i have had silkie pullets that could still get out , they can be hard headed little things :)
     
  5. maryhysong

    maryhysong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, Orps are usually too heavy to go far. My biggest escape artists so far have been a couple of easter egger girls and a determined 'scovy duck; I had to clip her wings twice before she finally has been staying put.
     
  6. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    here are a few pics from the adventure

    I just got in. I slept well on the flight.

    here is our bug catching gecko that lives in the kitchen

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    my first home grown chick!!

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  7. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    BAD PHONE PIC OF DELICIOUS DUCK SAUSAGE

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    CHICKEN BARBEQUE
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    MY FIRST BROODIE!!!
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  8. Bens-Hens

    Bens-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    So good to see mate. All those hard earned milestone coming to fruition.

    Look forward to hearing more when your settled back in.
     
  9. apteryx

    apteryx Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    It's all good, but the broody hen is spectacularly great! :weee
     

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