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    Default How high can hens jump???

    HELP! We decided to fence of part of the garden for the chooks coz they're scratchy little mares and have spoilt quite a few of my nice plants. So now, they've got their bit and we,ve got our bit. Problem is they're not satisfied with their bit and keep hopping over into ours! They have had they're wings clipped but still managed to hop over the 4foot 2 fence! Can anyone suggest how high I would need to make the fence?
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    i had one called ginger who could jump 5' straight up.
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    Is there a stable (not wobbly) top to the fence? Mine is chicken wire, about 3'6" high and because they can't balance on it, they don't jump over. Mind you, one day last week Iris was chasing a fly, took a running jump at it and accidentally landed on my side of the garden. The look on her face was a picture "Oh, there's grass over here, have you seen this girls, I've got some grass over here". I told her she was a naughty girl and opened the gate, she trotted back "home" really pleased with herself. She hasn't tried again, neither have the others ............................ so far!!!
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    5 Foot! Yikes!!!!
    So you think make it wobbly then? Worth a try. My little Molly Malone is a so and so!!! Love em all though!
    Thanks for the replies!
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    Put a top on it and it doesn't matter how high they jump. Also keeps Raynard out, hopefully!
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    the fence around my girls run is over 5 foot but the broody one just flies out...not jumps....flies....i dont want to clip her wings (see previous thread on subject)

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    Yep mine fly too,three gardens is the record!

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    we had one called pepper, clipped wings, wobbly chicken wire fence, 6 foot tall and she still got out, she climbed up then jumped over.
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