Letting them run free

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jasonw, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. jasonw

    jasonw In the Brooder

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    Hi everyone. New here. We have a half acre that is all fenced in. The shortest part of the fence is about 4' tall. Is that tall enough to contain our chickens? We have 4 Bantams and 3 I don't know's.
     
  2. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    If they want to go over a 4 ft fence they can. Mine don't, maybe too fat & lazy. [​IMG]
    Banties can fly better than others.

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    Imp

    Wing clipping, wish I had thought of that.
     
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  4. cappuccino

    cappuccino In the Brooder

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    My bantams can fly over a 4 ft. fence. They do fly back, however. I only let them in that area when I am around. When I am gone, they are in a fenced in area with deer netting on top. I don't want any other birds in with them for their food.
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    [​IMG] Mine have gone over and under their fence. Now that they're older they don't. Probably because they get enough goodies they don't try.
     

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