How high do I need my fence?

Den in Penn

Songster
8 Years
Dec 15, 2011
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With a clipped wing a four foot fence should be enough. If it is a solid fence or solid top rail, they may still try. A wire fence without a place to land on top will deter. But there can be the determined one who breaks the rules. Your kids, I wouldn't want to even guess how determined they are.
 

Zinniah

Songster
Apr 12, 2015
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Texas
I have a 5 foot fence and its not enough, his wings are not clipped though ( I cant catch him, lol......). He is a large breed fowl, he is still only 7 months, maybe about 7lbs, so i hope when he gets grown he will be to heavy to escape. The girls are friendly and i can clip their wings so they dont escape, but without their wings clipped they can fly over 7ft onto the greenhouse, and they are about 5 lbs when i weighed them.
 

venymae

Prairie Wind
6 Years
Aug 18, 2014
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Manhappiness, Kansas
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I have a 5 foot fence and its not enough, his wings are not clipped though ( I cant catch him, lol......). He is a large breed fowl, he is still only 7 months, maybe about 7lbs, so i hope when he gets grown he will be to heavy to escape. The girls are friendly and i can clip their wings so they dont escape, but without their wings clipped they can fly over 7ft onto the greenhouse, and they are about 5 lbs when i weighed them.
Our girls are pretty chill. We usually snag them off the roost in the evening when we want to clip wings. They don't move much at night ;)
 

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