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Containing Chickens w/movable Fence

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Containing Chickens w/movable Fence

Post by HappyChickenFarms on Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:32 pm

Hello all,

I formerly let my chickens have free range of the whole property (and the neighbors also kindly obliged), however, we have several hens coming into laying and they are laying everywhere but the nesting boxes in their chicken tractor. I have decided to contain them around the tractor via portable fencing that will be moved each time the tractor is moved. However, I am struggling to find a cost-saving way to do so without going to electric poultry netting. Many of my hens and my two roo's jump the 3 ft pvc hex we currently have (the pen is smaller than it will be eventually, so maybe they wouldn't jump if it were larger?). All wings are clipped.

Any advice would be very much appreciated!

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Re: Containing Chickens w/movable Fence

Post by mountainmama on Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:48 am

Welcome, HappyChickenFarms

Friends of ours use metal fencing stakes (I don't know what else they are called) and they just wrap chicken wire around four to make a square, then they pull up the stakes and move it around the yard. It's not at all predator-proof, though. You could probably do this and put a net or chicken wire over the top to keep them from jumping out.

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