Picket fence, spacing between posts

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

  1. Huntley

    Huntley Just Hatched

    Jan 2, 2016

    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 True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    That should be sufficiently close to prevent egress once they are mature.

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