Run of the yard...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by thekatbus, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. thekatbus

    thekatbus In the Brooder

    Has anyone out there "chicken proofed" an entire back yard? I have 3/4 of an acre of yard. I want them to be able to roam it freely (during the day, when I am outside). As it stands, the sides of the yard are fenced with 4 foot high chain link and the back fence is 7 foot high wood (with slots large enough for the chickens to get through and get into the yard behind mine).

    I want to make it safe for them. Already today, one jumped out of the coop when I opened to to give them something and she made a break for it and almost succeeded!

    Anyone actually have a whole yard that's chicken safe? Or can anyone recommend a material that i might use to run along the fence line that would keep them in?
  2. Chickenloving

    Chickenloving Songster

    Oct 1, 2012
    Clucking along
    Chicken wire works to fill in the gaps. But the chain link I don't know.

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