Is 5' high chicken run high enough?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Frosty29, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. Frosty29

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    Am I making a mistake making it 5'?
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Depends. Is it going to be be covered at all? What breeds?
     
  3. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    That depends on how tall you are. If you want to walk under it.
     
  4. Frosty29

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    It won't have a top
     
  5. Frosty29

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    I'm going to have Easter Eggers in it
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Easter Eggers are escape artists and will easily clear fences 10 feet tall. I breed them. Unless you are willing to free range them, a covered run or clipped wings are a must.
     
  7. Frosty29

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    I was going to clip their wings
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    You will also need to make sure they can't squeeze under the fencing either.
     
  9. Frosty29

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    I was going to sink the wire down in the ground.
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    Area I am fencing off is between the coop and the shed. I figured that would give them a lot of room.
     
  10. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens can easily fly over a 5' fence but unless you have some very flighty birds they most likely won't. Clipping the wings should be fine if you're concerned about them ending up in the street or a neighbor's yard.
     

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