Will a 6' high privacy fence keep in chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CptCluck, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. CptCluck

    CptCluck Out Of The Brooder

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    Will a 6' high privacy fence keep in chickens? (board on board, cedar.)

    thanks :)
     
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on the chicken. Some breeds can go pretty high, if they want to.
     
  3. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    I have an easter egger that manages to get over a 6 foot fence THROUGH crossed wires on top (to deter hawks) and with very little room to take off.. Not sure how she does it but she does.. My leghorns can easily clear 6 feet.My big fat brahmas can barely get up the ramp to the coop. So yep, depends on the chicken. :)
     
  4. CptCluck

    CptCluck Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you everyone. We're talking 6 hens max, so wing clipping would be easy to stay on top of.
     
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  5. PtldChick

    PtldChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Several of my birds can fly up and perch on my 6' chain link that surrounds their run: EEs, Lakenvelder, Andalusian, etc. Not the brahmas or orpingtons - too big.

    I periodically clip the 'fliers' wings to keep them in (I don't want my dogs to get them).

    Check on the breed(s) you want to get and how well they fly. Lighter breeds especially are usually good fliers.
     
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  6. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    My EE's fly over my six ft fence
     
  7. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to say I have a 8' and 9' in areas and had to clip wings to stop 5 of them from getting on and going into my thanks for a nice neighbors yard.
     
  8. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed are your chickens?
     
  9. CptCluck

    CptCluck Out Of The Brooder

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    No chickens yet. I'm going to probably go with the Orpingtons. I've been reading that they are not great flyers.
     
  10. Yoke

    Yoke Out Of The Brooder

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    No, but my Rooster came right back because he know where the food was (. . . and hens).
     

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