Hi all, I'm sure this info is out here somewhere, so feel free to link me to the proper thread if you want. I'm looking to fence my chickens away from my garden - we are just going to make a long fence between the coop and our house, essentially dividing our property into the "chicken's side" and "our side". This will keep them out of the garden, flower beds, kids play area, etc. Their coop has at least 200' on each side, and my chickens have never ventured very far so we are planning on just a single straight fence, not an enclosure. My question is about the size of the fencing squares. Since we will need about 500' of fence, we are trying to be economical. 2x4 no-climb horse fence is really expensive!! Will the 4x4 goat fence hold chickens? I don't have any bantams, my smallest birds are golden sex link, about 5ish lbs. I guess I could find something that is 4x4 and try to push one through... ;-). If I visualize the end of a 4x4 post, I can't see them getting through that. I do have builder's concrete blocks that they can get through, but I think they are closer to 6x6. Also on height - with an enormous pasture to themselves, how high do I need to make it? Will a 5' suffice? I imagine that chickens wanting out of an enclosure will try harder to jump and fly than chickens with a whole pasture, but I've never tried it... Any ideas for me? Tax-refund fencing project, here we come!!