Why do certain chickens keep escaping?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Johntodd, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Johntodd

    Johntodd Out Of The Brooder

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    My 3 gamefowl hens, and now my Buff Orp. have become escape artists. They are flying over.

    Sometimes they want to get to the other run I have for them, other times they are just in the yard grazing.

    The run is covered in hay, but has plenty of worms and bugs, etc. It's 3000 sq. ft and only 9 chickens. (Two runs = 6000 sq. ft.)

    Are they really just seeking greenery?

    Thanks!
    -Johntodd
     
  2. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Grass is always greener on the other side...

    As long as they aren't flying into a neighbor's yard or traffic or anything like that, it's mostly harmless. Some of my flock like to escape every once in a while but since they just end up hanging around near the run within my yard I haven't clipped their wings or taken steps to stop the escapes.
     
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