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I have four hens, 2 are RIR and 2 australorps. They have an I closed coop with a run underneath. It's about 8 feet long. Attached to that is an open run about 40 feet long. It's fenced in but no top. So in the morning I open their coop door to let them out into larger run. I always find the same two flying the coop run. Is this normal and should I allow it or just keep them I closed in the smaller run/coop? Thanks
 

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Its totally normal. If you knew you could jump the fence and was being penned up against your will, wouldnt you jump the fence too. ;) If you dont want them out , you will need netting over the top. If you live where they can free range I would do that instead of locking 4 large sized birds in a 8 ft run, or just put some netting over the 40ft run. But seriosuly I would not pen them in 8 ft, that is really small.
 
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