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Help!! Getting new ducks, will a 2' fence be ok or will they fly over?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mommyofthree, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. mommyofthree

    mommyofthree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We're getting a pekin and 2 runner mixes TOMORROW!! We put up a temporary run with a "bed" for them in our shed, the run butts up to our regular run so everyone can get used to each other before we put them all together. DH made their temporary pen with 2' chicken wire along the front and back, the sides butt up to a 4-5' fence. Will the ducks stay in there?? I'm worried it won't be tall enough and they'll get out, but then again we have 2' chicken wire along our property line on one side and our ducks have never gone over it.
     
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    How are they doing?

    I would *think* they would stay in, unless they are small enough to fly right now. (DO runners fly???)
     
  3. mommyofthree

    mommyofthree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far so good!! They've stayed in the fence, a couple of times they looked like they were thinking of flying over when I cornered then but they didn't try. The runners might be able to get over (my runner has almost flown over a 4' fence with a running start) but that pekin is way too big to fly, lol.
     

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