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Flying over fences

chicken in motion

Our flock of future layers have developed a bad habit of flying over fences.

It might be a side effect of having multiple breeds in the same coop?

The solution will most likely be a height extension on our 5 foot high fence.

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This seems like a simple solution, and likely you have a good reason NOT to do it, but how about just clipping flight feathers on one wing?
Comment by Deb Wed Sep 30 16:28:22 2015
Deb --- We've clipped wings before, and the chickens still manage to fly over fences. It seems that once a fence flier, always a fence flier.... Usually, we put fliers in the chicken tractor, but it needs an overhaul this winter. Barring that, we sometimes just eat them, but that seems a shame in this case since these pullets are just barely old enough to start laying. So, we'll play around with fences....
Comment by anna Wed Sep 30 16:53:44 2015

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