James Fidell <james@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in
> enigma wrote:
>> if i want mine to stay in (i have mostly Orpingtons, with
>> few other rare breeds in the flock), i keep them in a 6'
>> chainlink pen with a chicken wire cover. without the
>> chicken wire cover, they get out.
> By contrast, our hens (including six Buff Orpingtons) are
> in a large pen surrounded by a one metre high fence. I
> know they *could* get out if they wanted do, but they've
> never bothered.
my blue & black Orpingtons show no interest in going over the
fence when the gate is closed, which is good because when they
are free ranging they tend to wander into the dog's run, much
to the detriment of the flock...
however they're only 4 months old, so that might change.
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