UHHH!!!! stupid chickens are making me stress!!!! :(

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by americana-chick, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my chickens have been getting out of there huge run lately and normally i wouldnt mind but i live by a very buisy high way and my dogs like to eat chicken.... anyways i am more concerned about the chickens getting on the high way... i even put chicken wire aound the whole pen and yet they are still finding holes in the fence????... i just looked out my windowand watched them fight there way through the fence to get outside! i am stressing because i dont want more poor little chickies to get killed! i do like having chickens run free as befor the high way was there our chickens didnt even have a pen, but after we had our first rooster get splattered on the high way we rounded up all the chickens and made a huge pen for them. if i could i would let my chickens run free as i go outside and let them out under my supervision, but i guess that isnt good enough for them. any thoughts??? thanks!
    ~Bri
     
  2. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would certainly work on securing their run. If your chickens can get out...preditors can get in.
     
  3. mamabird

    mamabird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Electric? about chicken-waist high??
     
  4. aiwetir

    aiwetir Chillin' With My Peeps

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    zip ties are quick
     
  5. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    predators have always been able to get in, we just lock up our chickens at night. and we have cattle fence around the whole pen with chicken wire around it. i found the spot where they are getting out and i fixed the fence so hopefully they stop getting out. we even have 2 rows of electric fence surrounding there pen. nothing. [​IMG]
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Good luck and hopefully they won't get out.
    Do you put any treats in their fenced in area? I put a bale of alfalfa for them to pick and scratch at and some treats in their area. I have an electric fence around the outside of the regular fence to keep preditors out. I have gotten shocked by it unintentionally.
     
  7. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

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    I've been having the same problem with my 12 week old cochins. They found a spot under the fence they could squeeze thru. Right now I have boards blocking the spot and that has kept them in. Or it could be because I caught them and yelled at them and threw them back in the yard.[​IMG]
     

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