Originally Posted by Auroradream26 http://youtu.be/sqZZ95L2n7o
I have no idea if this link will work or not but I'm trying. Hypnotizing a chicken. I don't know if this is common knowledge among chicken people or not but I've used it and it's amazing lol. I actually just did it to my main roo earlier today to check his feet since there were blood spots near his place on the roost (turned out to be a broken feather). You don't need to actually draw a line though, you can just trace a line with your finger a couple times on the ground and it works
I am totally trying this tomorrow!
So I finally made a decent run that the girls can't escape from. 6 foot high fencing all around. It actually looks much better too, since the fencing is black. Do you think my girls have enough weather protection? They can either go into the coop or hang out underneath it. They were not amused at being penned up today, they only laid 3 eggs and were a bit noisier than usual. I sure hope that dies down after a day or so! They were all rushing the fence whenever they saw me. Do all your chickens do that, or is it just because mine were unhappy at being restricted?
I loved letting them free range but they were digging big holes in my grass and just leaving bare dirt. My DH would have let me go if I let it continue.
They will be able to free range after the grass grows back a little.
. And then my one girl went broody again....
And although you can't see it, there is clear fishing line run back and forth over the top of the run to deter hawks.