I need help with fencing

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  1. Chickens&Dogs_12

    Chickens&Dogs_12 In the Brooder

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    I had my chickens in their coop all winter. during the winter i got a new dog. i decided to let them out a couple weeks ago and my dog was fine with them didn't really chase them or bark. later that night she killed two chickens. i want to fence them in more but one of my chickens can fly over a 6 foot tall fence, i really don't like them all cooped up but i can't just let them out. Help.
     
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  2. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging

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    There's a bird/poultry netting that you could put over the top of your fence. Now one will fly out nor will they be picked off but predator birds. My girls are confined, safer for them, my yard don't get torn up & no Easter egg hunt. They're fine with it, get "guilty" treats :)
     
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  3. Chickens&Dogs_12

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    Thank you this really helps!:)
     
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    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging

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    :welcome VERY WELCOME :thumbsup I got some from Home Depot, not sure if there's one where you are. Depending on the over all size, you could also use shade cloth.
     
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    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    this is the net I bought off amazon to protect my birds but will also clip wings on
    them so they cannot fly out

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0748HGZD3/ref=nav_timeline_asin?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
     
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    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging

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    :goodpost: That's the one
     
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    CapricornFarm Purrfect!

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    I use welded wire on top of my runs, there are lots of predators at night, even in cities like raccoons, possums, etc.
     
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    Soon2BChixMom Crossing the Road

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    You can clip the chickens wings too. I have cattle panel fencing up for my chickens and will put up a netting in the spring so that they can "free range" within limits.
     
  9. Chickens&Dogs_12

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    Thanks!:D
     

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