How tall for the fence?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by fshinggrl, May 10, 2009.

  1. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, how high can these chickens fly? What is going to be a good height for a run that is not completely enclosed (open top) so that they stay in?

    eta: EE's & Silver Wyandottes.
     
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  2. horselover58

    horselover58 Out Of The Brooder

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    It depends on the breed. I had some white leghorns that flew up into the tree by the house. But now I raise Silkies and they don't really fly. They sort of hop, fly up a foot or two and flop back down.Tehe! My husband says 8 feet high is a good height. [​IMG] Good Luck!
     
  3. citrusdreams

    citrusdreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on the chicken. Many of my chickens roost in the rafters of the henhouse and I would have to use a broomstick to touch it. I think they're using nest boxes to get to the rafters. But I also have multiple dog kennels attached for their run, and I believe that's six feet tall, and some of them roost on the partitions between dog kennels, so they perch on something six feet tall.

    I have RIR, Auracana, BO and mixtures of each.
     

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