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Chickens in the garden update

more details on the new gate
There's been zero chickens in the garden lately thanks to the new gate.

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My chickens can fly up to and over a 5 foot gate. Yours will stay inside that fenced area?
Comment by Tammy Tue Apr 9 02:50:06 2013
Tammy --- It's all about keeping your chickens happy where they're at, in which case a three-foot-high fence is enough of a deterrent to keep them inside. There's also the flock mentality going on --- they all want to be together, and there's no way one chicken can talk all the others into flying over the fence, so unless everyone gets the idea at the same time, it usually doesn't happen. Our chickens can fly over a five foot high fence, but do they want to?
Comment by anna Tue Apr 9 07:17:32 2013

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