New problems --- Learning as I go

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by doublejfarm, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. doublejfarm

    doublejfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so my run was too small so I put on an additional 12x24 of uncovered run for daytime use. When I get up this morning for chore time I see that my huge buff orphington roo has flown over my new 5 foot fence. Uggh--- will clipping my birds wings solve this problem?
     
  2. juliawitt

    juliawitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes.....but they will find more ornery things to do.....trust me.
     
  3. Taylorhens

    Taylorhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why not just get some chicken wire or other (cheaper) wire mesh and stretch over the top? Then you don't have to mangle the bird.
     
  4. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. jaimslee4u

    jaimslee4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Covering the run helps keep out predators as well as keeping them in where you want them.
     
  6. chi-rn

    chi-rn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband put some center posts up in our run, boughy some bird netting, & draped over the run. Stapled the netting to the center posts & used tie-wraps to attach all around the fencing. Been that way a couple of months & working beautifully!
     

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