Ok I need some advice please. . I lost a rooster the other day to our dogs. They are jack Russell terriers, born hunters, so I cant blame them. Our Rooster jumped up on the 4' fence, then came down on the dog side. I guess roosters want to jump up to high places to crow???? The hens have never tried to jump up on the fence. My wife tells me we are getting another rooster and a chicken dome one wants to place. So I am trying to figure out how to keep my chickens from jumping up on the 4' fence and getting out or into the backyard with the dogs. I have trimmed the flight feathers on one wing on all our chickens, and the rooster, to prevent them from jumping/ flying up on the fence, but that didn't stop the dead rooster. here is our setup I have the chicken coop I built next to the 10x10 dog kennel. It has a tarp on it for shade, and wires mesh to keep hawks and such out. Then the whole area is surrounded by a 4' fence that comes up to the back yard chain link fence. That keeps any varmints from reaching into the chickens at night. The dogs are in the back yard sometimes and run back and forth along the chain link fence. They cant get to the chickens as long as they stay in their area. The kennel gate is open so the chickens can scratch around the grass area outside their coop. You cant see them , but the chickens are in the shade under the coop. So what can I do to keep the chickens or more to the point , any rooster, from getting up on the fence? I don't want to have to make the fence higher. and I hate to have to keep them shut in the kennel/ coop and not come out and scratch around.