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Herd your hens?!

post #1 of 5
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Hello! 

so... do any of you have problems getting your, i don't know... about 95 chickens in at night!?

we have been finishing dinner at like 8 on and off since we have gotten chickens. how do you get all those gals and that disobedient Roo (s) in at night?

any help is appreciated! and if you don't, we can just chat :) :):weee

 
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post #2 of 5

loo them in the coop for a few days,they will get the idea where home is. after that you shake treats in an old coffee can until the are in the habit of coming back in time every night.

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Okay... thanks. i don't know if i want to lock them in the coop... it's small since they only sleep and lay eggs. they free range all day and i don't want to NOT let them do that...

thank you so much for taking time out of your day to reply though!! 

 
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You're the joy joy joy lighting my soul
The joy joy joy making me whole
Though I'm broken, I am running
Into Your arms of love.

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post #4 of 5

no problem, I try to help even though it isn't always something that they may use it gives them another option that could be available, a coop should be made big enough that everyone can stay in there comfortably, and I know it may sound cruel but that is what makes that homing instinct come through,

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To put my girls away I train them to come when I call "Here Chick Chick Chick!!" And then they all follow me, I of course always bring treats and then I feed them to them.
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