- backyard chickens
Let's face it, chickens deserve a chance to roam freely around farms and pastures; and those raising poultry know better than to cage chickens. Chicken owners looking for fencing for their free-range chickens may turn to electric poultry netting; and while this type of electric fence is effective for livestock management, it is not necessary humane. Here is another fence type that may be better received by chicken owners:
Steel Hex Web Fencing is the most common type of fence used for backyard chickens. This steel fence contains 1" x 1" mesh holes to keep chickens securely inside while keeping away predatory animals that may try to harm the flock. The PVC coating is a nice touch that will keep the steel core protected from chew marks and weather elements.
Fence tip: Chickens can fly short distances and may be able to scale a 4 foot high metal fence. The best height for chicken fencing is 6 feet.
Backyard chickens appreciate being outside - and we appreciate having them around since they produce better tasting eggs than caged chickens and are proactive in tick disease prevention as they eat ticks!
Like any other animal, chickens are not meant to be cooped-up all day. They need a large area to walk and not be on top of other chicks. Many backyard poultry owners may or may not know that free-roaming chickens produce better-tasting eggs (fluffier!) and have happier chickens. With owning backyard chickens comes challenges, such as [...]
Yes, chickens can be pets; and chicken owners want what's best for their flock. As a chicken owner, you have one of two choices: raise free-range chickens or cage them. Caged chickens don't have the same freedoms and longevity as free-roaming chickens; and it's less humane to keep them cooped-up with other chickens. Here are the [...]