Staying in yard?!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MamaSaylor, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. MamaSaylor

    MamaSaylor In the Brooder

    Apr 21, 2013
    I have 5 RR and 6 sex links and lately they will not stay i our yard. They keep wandering to both neighbors and even the house 2 doors down. Their run is lacking grass and they are starting to dig under the fence. Help please!

  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Free Ranging Premium Member

    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.
    Sounds like you're going to have to make their run so they can't dig under it. You may have to dig a "skirt" in under your run fence, and dig it down far enough that the chickens can't get under it. Is your run covered? If not, that might be your next project because if they can't go under, they may try going over. Maybe you can bring your neighbors some eggs as a peace offering.
  3. You will have to bury the fence or put a skirt on the fence to keep them from digging. The skirt on my fence is 4' chicken fence I put 1' on the ground and the other 3' go up my chicken run.
  4. buttercup95

    buttercup95 Songster

    Jul 24, 2013
    Northern Cali
    A skirt is not only good to keep your chickens in but to keep predators out. I think it's a totally worthy investment considering raccons are the WORST predator I have ever encountered.

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