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Height???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by seminolewind, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member 11 Years

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    Hi, how high does my fencing around the coop have to be so that the chickens don't get out?
    Karen
    sorry, wrong category
     
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    That depends on if you have bantams or standards, and even then, a highly motivated HEAVY girl will make it over the wall. My lowest fence point is over 5' tall, but one of my Blue Orps, a "non-flying" breed, made it over the gate several times.
     
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    My silver spangled hamburg clears our 6 ft fence at will, and she's had both wings clipped.
    I have a light brown leghorn that will escape every now and then.

    My heavy girls have not been able to get high enough to make it.
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member 11 Years

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    I guess I will be putting a wire cover on my run. Thanks, Karen
     
  5. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

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    Chickens think of fences as a suggestion. [​IMG]
     
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member 11 Years

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    Chickens think of fences as a suggestion

    LOL, that's a good one!
     
  7. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Songster

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    That is good....kinda like saying locks on doors keep the honest people out.
     

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