Letting them run free

jasonw

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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.
 

Imp

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11 Years
Sep 7, 2008
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If they want to go over a 4 ft fence they can. Mine don't, maybe too fat & lazy.
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Banties can fly better than others.

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Imp

Wing clipping, wish I had thought of that.
 
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cappuccino

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May 22, 2009
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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.
 

cmom

Hilltop Farm
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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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