How Can You Stop Chickens From Wsndering?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Peep-Chicken, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    My friend has chickens. All of them are able to jump over the fence, but choose not to except for 3! These 3 r some of my favorites and I would die if anything happened to them! They had a rooster that traveled with them, but he was killed. I don't want that to happen to them. No matter how much my friend try's to re arrange the pen, they always manage to hop out! They aren't a year old yet and she's only had them for to months. What can we do to stop the wandering?!
     
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Sounds like you need to put a cover on the run or clip wings.
     
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  3. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    They have a huge run and she says she doesn't want to deal with sing clipping. Thanks tough! Would putting them in a covered run to get them to stay? The run is really small tho
     
  4. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The fence around my run is 6 feet tall. None of the hens get out. The fence around their forage area is 4 feet tall and none has gotten out. How large the forage area versus the height of the fence may be a factor here. You might need a taller fence for a smaller area.

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  5. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    anyone?
     
  6. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    There really aren't any other options. Keep them in a covered run, clip their wings or put up a taller fence. If your friend's chickens are wandering onto the property of others, she needs to be responsible and do something to keep them home.
     

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