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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

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    Chicken wire works to fill in the gaps. But the chain link I don't know.
     

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