Picket fence, spacing between posts

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Huntley, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. Huntley

    Huntley Just Hatched

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    Hello,

    I've been reading up on the forum for months and the wife and I are getting ready to get our first chickens, 6 large breed hens in the spring (buff orpingtons). During the winters we're going to let the girls into the garden and are installing a 6' high picket fence. The gaps between the posts will be 3.7 inches, is that narrow enough to keep the girls in once full grown or do I have to worry they can squeeze thru?

    Looking forward to being a part of the chicken owner community and thanks for your help!
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    That should be sufficiently close to prevent egress once they are mature.
     

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