1. ochomme

    ochomme Hatching

    Feb 3, 2008
    I have never had chickens before, but would absolutely love it. I'm a country person at heart living in the middle of Dallas. I have a large double lot with a perfect place to put a chicken house, but I think I would want them to roam loose when I am home. Across the front of my property I have a 4 foot iron fence with 4 inches between the bars. Can anyone give me some advice as to whether the chickens could get out of that or not. I don't know how high chickens can jump/fly. Thanks!
  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *WELCOME!! and yes, they could probably could squeeze thru the fence--( easily as pullets ) and could DEFINITELY fly it. Mine sometimes just jumps about half that and she's got a bum wing.
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2008
  3. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Are you interested in standard or bantam chickens?

    When they are young, they will definately fit through the 4 inch spaces. Most banties will have no trouble clearing a 4' fence and some standards are also pretty good fliers.

    You may have to clip a wing to keep them in the yard.

    Hope this helps!

  4. JSC

    JSC In the Brooder

    Mar 28, 2008
    Union, Mo.
  5. ascott1978

    ascott1978 Songster

    Apr 4, 2008
    Joshua, Tx
    Have you check the ordinance for poultry in the city of Dallas. If its allowed I wouldn't be surprised to see a restriction on free range (not coop up / or pinned up). Most likely will need a small coop and run set up.

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