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Red Shavers- fence height adequate?

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

  1. CockLUVR

    CockLUVR Hatching

    Oct 2, 2016
    new to chicken ownership. We have decided to get Red Shavers as they are docile and produce a good amount of eggs so good for the children too.
    How high should the outdoor fence be to ensure they dont fly over it? I am not aware if these badboys can fly.
    We have purchased a grandpas feeder system and thats on its way, just need to ensure the fence height is just right. We dont have any predator issues to worry about.

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    If they are not renown fliers, then I would think that 6ft would do the job. You could angle the top 1ft or so inwards by about 30 degrees from the vertical to further discourage escape.
  3. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Crowing

    Dec 6, 2012
    New Brunswick,Canada
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    My run is about 5ft+- high. If you clip the feathers on one wing of each bird it will help.

    Make sure there is no blood in the shaft of the feather before you clip or your bird may bleed to death.

    On some birds you may even have to clip a few secondary flight feathers.

    One wing throws the bird off balance and is more effective than trimming equal amounts off both wings.

    Feather shafts containing blood.

    Last edited: Oct 2, 2016

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