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I am looking to chicken proof the garden and found lots of advice on the height of fences/hedges before the hens need a vaulting pole, but what about gaps at the bottom of a wooden fence, to coin a phrase “How low can they go”?

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hmm - mine have squeezed under the gate before now - mainly because something tasty on the other side caught their eye, rather than in a deliberate escape attempt! That is probably about ten inches? The cat sneaks under it with no problem.


While they can compress themselves to quite a small size (witness the way they seem to shrink when they go to bed at night!) I don't think it comes naturally to a chicken, they prefer jumping and flying if they can.

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