Neighbors yard

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jmblowen, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. jmblowen

    jmblowen Hatching

    Jun 23, 2018
    Three out of 4 neighbors donot mind my 5 free-ranging Wyandottes....but the 4th doesn’t want them on her property. Is there such a thing as a solar powered motion sensing repellor device to keep them out of her yard ?
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  2. 123RedBeard

    123RedBeard Crowing

    Oct 20, 2014
    Not that I know of ... but a fence would work ;)

    How big is your yard?
  3. jmblowen

    jmblowen Hatching

    Jun 23, 2018
    1/2 acre ....fence the whole thing ?!?! I have the chicken hating neighbor’s side fenced but apparently they go around it....
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  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    Welcome! Your birds, your problem! Either keep your birds in a fenced run, or fence your property somehow to keep them at home. Electric poultry netting works to make a movable run space for them ,and protects them from ground predators too.
    Be glad that the neighbor hasn't solved the problem permanently already!
    We all need to keep all our animals at home, or there will be consequences, not so nice for the trespassing animals.
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  5. jmblowen

    jmblowen Hatching

    Jun 23, 2018
    No argument on the the civil rights point! Just looking for advice on the most efficient way to keep my chickens out of a particular area - Free ranging - except for her yard.
    If fencing is the only way to do that, so be it.
  6. RWise

    RWise Songster

    Dec 25, 2012
    Oakhurst Oklahoma
    Fencing will be a good start, but they already go over there so it will take some training as well. And maybe a clipped wing here or there,,,
  7. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Crowing

    Jul 8, 2008
    Fleetwood, PA
    I used a battery powered driveway alarm a few years ago to train my guineas not to go to the development behind me. It is not a deterrent & you have to be there to scoot them back when they cross the line. Eventually they learned not to go that way. I placed it at least 30 feet from the line so I had time to get out there. Won't do any good if you are not there.
  8. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

    Sep 19, 2009
    Holts Summit, Missouri
    With this setting the burden is decidedly on you. You are responsible for all containment that will likely also be the predator control. I suggest you fence birds onto your property and clip wings to deny them the ability of flying over it.
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  9. snow5164

    snow5164 Crowing

    May 16, 2015
    People think free ranging is the only way to raise healthy hens, I disagree 100%, I have a large moveable tractor that allows them fresh grass everyday, a nice view and they are safe from predators and neighbors , this option is cheaper then a fence and really just a box made of hardware cloth. Mine is tall because the man made it, but my smaller one is 3 feet tall and 5x5 feet
  10. ChooksNQuilts

    ChooksNQuilts Free Ranging

    Nov 26, 2017
    Southwest Idaho
    Clipping wings worked well for us.
    We only have 4’ chain link on most of our back yard and some 6’ wood fence too.
    They were hopping over the 4’ so we clipped one wing on each bird (throws them off balance) and they’ve never gone over the fence since.
    You may have to do it again after they molt though.
    But a lot of times they just think they can’t jump anymore lol.

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