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

    May 1, 2009
    the edge of insanity
    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.
    Last edited: May 10, 2009
  2. horselover58

    horselover58 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 19, 2009
    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

    May 4, 2009
    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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