Animals walking through fences

Post » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:05 am

Hey, I'm not sure if someone posted this already in the "Post ALL Other Issues here." topic, so I'm sorry if this is a double posting.

Here's what I experienced:
Ever since the animals started to walk around, I built some fences on my farm to prevent them from mixing with other animals. Sometimes when I return to my farm after some time, some of my chickens are outside of their enclosure (see the red encricled chicken on my screenshot). I believe that they are moving through the ending piles of the fences, the ones in which you can place the next fences in order to connect them (see green encirclings). Is there anything I can do to prevent this from happening?

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Chantelle Walker
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Post » Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:13 am

Stick a hay bale in the opening
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Symone Velez
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Post » Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:47 pm

I would suggest moving the fences up so they are touching.
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Samantha hulme
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Post » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:14 am

Moving this over to Discussions now. Thanks for the information.
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Darlene DIllow
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Post » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:59 am

That would probably be the best way to keep those chicken from trying to take over the horses' house... :/

Can't the fences meet at the end, so the box you created is completely sealed? seems like the chicken are using that gap to go in...
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Jon O
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Post » Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:18 pm

yeah, you need to close off the end of the fences.

Here's a cat coming through a hedge.....

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lacy lake
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Post » Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:53 pm

sorry...I know it's frustrating, but the cat coming thru the hedge IS funny !!!
My cats are in my chicken pen, going under the luminary fence . My 4 year old grand daughter is in hysterics !!!
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Post » Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:00 pm

but then the OP will have all that space in front of the fence for the chickens to roam all over and run amok. i would enclose the fences as suggested and then put a row of hay bales in front of the fence.

i would also put all animals on stay... meaning the ALLOW WALK option shows. if the stay option is showing, that means you have the option to set them to stay.
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Charlotte X
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Post » Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:08 am

Roaming animals are fine by me..... I have one fenced in area that was a horse paddock, then a reindeer pen and is currently holding some spare cows. I may bug my neighbors to stock me up in horses soon.

The rest of them can go where they please. Well, I do make a few ducks and a swan stay around a pond.....

thx for the kind words!
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Chloe Yarnall
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Post » Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:02 am

I've got chickens that are getting past the blocks I put in the top of the farm. The come between the poles, jump over the toychest (from Mystery box) and then crawl under the tractor. Will try to haybale them in but with my luck they will jump off them and fly away.
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Post » Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:47 pm

Hey, thanks for the nice feedback, I'll try to change my fences so they will be touching each other and put some haybales in the front row.
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Naomi Lastname
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Post » Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:04 am

just watched a donkey walk right through a fence. kinda makes fencing pointless if they won't stay in. and yes, the ends are all touching.
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Post » Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:45 pm

Yeah, but sometimes they WON'T touch, no matter what you do. Any suggestions for that??
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Post » Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:20 pm

This means that your math is off somewhere. I spent hours re-arranging my farm with fences when the "roaming" feature was turned on just to realize that one side of my fenced in area was off by half a fence from the other so the two ends did not match. I ended up re-starting and basically building the outside box first (about 20 fences by 20 fences as I have a HUGE barn area). Once all the outside dimensions were equal, I boxed out pens in the middle. If you start with the dimensions correct from the beginning, they will always match up at the end and your animals will not get out. Also, you cannot connect a fence to the middle of another fence, they must always be end to end.
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