how to keep birds in from flying?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by windnleavesfarm, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. windnleavesfarm

    windnleavesfarm Chirping

    Aug 13, 2013
    central new york
    I want to put some sort of netting on top of my outdoor pen but I'm not sure what to use for it. My birds like to fly on the tree branches and escape. Any ideas? Pictures welcome!

  2. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Crowing

    Dec 6, 2012
    New Brunswick,Canada

    My run is about 4 ft high. If you clip the feathers on one wing of each bird it will help.

    Make sure there is no blood in the shaft of the feather before you clip or your bird may bleed to death.

    On some birds you may even have to clip a few secondary flight feathers.

    One wing throws the bird off balance and is more effective than trimming equal amounts off both wings.

    Feather shafts containing blood.

  3. The same wire you used for the fencing should do. I would especially put a top netting over it if you have Hawks in the area!
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Something that will hold up to the snow load you have there....I use 14ga 2x4 wire but have to knock the snow of if it sticks.

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