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  1. ochomme

    ochomme Hatching

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    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

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    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!

    Dawn
     
  4. JSC

    JSC In the Brooder

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  5. ascott1978

    ascott1978 Songster

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    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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