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    Catherineluvshens New Egg

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    Will chickens fly out of an open chicken pen or does the entire pen need to be enclosed?
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2011
  2. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some will fly out, others no - it depends on the chicken and the height of the pen.

    The more important reason pens and coops are enclosed is predator protection. More keeping hungry predators out than chickens in! [​IMG]
     
  3. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well it is as much as something flying down and grabbing them too, Right? So yes they could possibly fly out if spooked but I would be afraid of the other to.
     
  4. briter30

    briter30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    depends on the height. I know of some people who clip the chickens wings (feathers) to be sure they don't fly out. But most people who put on an enclosed top does so to prevent predators (hawks, raccoons, etc.) from getting into the pen and killing the chickens. I have a roof over my pen (8 X 10) not only to prevent predators from entering but to also keep the chickens dry from the elements and for shading.
     

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