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Jools

How to increase height on current fencing

We're going to be moving the chickens up to the field. At the moment, the boundary fencing along the road is wooden with 3 rails and has stock fencing nailed to it, but it's only about 3-4 feet high.

Because I don't want the girls to get out onto the road, how can we increase the height? New tall posts attached to the existing posts with chicken wire?
dpack

glass fibre posts ,electric net

easy
sheila

I would be more worried about the fox at that height
Green Rosie

Can you clip their wings?
Chez

Re: How to increase height on current fencing

New tall posts attached to the existing posts with chicken wire?


I did something similar when we lived in the house with the field that sloped down towards the fence and gave them a run-up. I think I used two by one and screwed it on to the existing fence posts. And then staple gunned wide-mesh chicken wire to it. I did two feet I think. If it's quite floppy it discourages them from trying to perch on it, too.
sean

Re: How to increase height on current fencing

If it's quite floppy it discourages them from trying to perch on it, too.


Oooh. Nice retrospective justification for not putting the chicken wire up properly. Wink
Chez

You are sooooo CLEARLY not a poultry person Laughing Jools

glass fibre posts ,electric net

easy

Probably beyond our budget.

Chez, I think that's what we'll do. We already have a roll of chicken wire and Rob found some 2x1 at his mums.
12Bore

Re: How to increase height on current fencing

If it's quite floppy it discourages them from trying to perch on it, too.
How long before that turns up in a sig line? Laughing
Chez

Re: How to increase height on current fencing

If it's quite floppy it discourages them from trying to perch on it, too.
How long before that turns up in a sig line? Laughing

Do feel free. I'm working on The Most DS .sigs in a Year award Smile
12Bore

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Im waiting for someone to beat the one I got off rav.

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Itís been a while since I owned one but I remember being able to stuff things like plastic chickens and my thumb down it.
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