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Best Fence For Free-Range Chickens

Posted by Jennifer Smith on

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!