My chicks hatched August 12th. How long until they will be too big to get through chain link fence?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Big Ridge, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. My coup opens up to a chain link run. I have a six by six foot space made with 3 foot chicken wire with a large dog carrier for my broody hen and 11 chicks. They are mixed breed chickens with no bantam in them. They are almost two weeks old and growing fast. I'm wondering if they will be too big to get through the chain link fence when they are big enough to fly over the 3 foot chicken wire nursery. What do you think?
  2. AZChiknGoddess

    AZChiknGoddess Songster

    May 7, 2014
    I have a chain link run too and my chick is just now having a hard time squeezing out. She hatched in May. I would put wire or garden fencing around the bottom of the chain link or the chicks can get picked off pretty easy.

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