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Hey guys this is a thread to share you funny stories/good ways to catch your chickens as this can be a pain in the butt......

 

This afternoon I had to catch a roo, but he wouldnt let me anywhere near him, so finally what i did was made a very loose lasso and lasso'd him =]=]=] (I made sure I did not harm him) LOL

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-Caleb

 

Highpointfarm46.blogspot.com

 

EAT FRESH, LOCAL FOOD...

 

"Real heroes wear dog tags"

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I either wait til they roost, and if I can't possibly...it becomes a family affair! LOL...can be quite hysterical!

1 Weim,1 Pomeranian, 2 Cats,2 fish tanks, flock of 30(or so ) BLRW chickens,flock of Banties(Cochins,Showgirls,Greylegs and Silkies), Flock of Ancona Ducks (B&W,Lav & W),Flock of Mallards (Blue Fawn and Restricteds) 6 Muscovies, 3 Narragansett Turkeys,2 Geese(Toulouse), 2 Budgies,2 zebra finch, 2 Cockatiels.... and oh yeah, 5 great kids( 2 have flown the coop) and an enabling hubby   

 

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1 Weim,1 Pomeranian, 2 Cats,2 fish tanks, flock of 30(or so ) BLRW chickens,flock of Banties(Cochins,Showgirls,Greylegs and Silkies), Flock of Ancona Ducks (B&W,Lav & W),Flock of Mallards (Blue Fawn and Restricteds) 6 Muscovies, 3 Narragansett Turkeys,2 Geese(Toulouse), 2 Budgies,2 zebra finch, 2 Cockatiels.... and oh yeah, 5 great kids( 2 have flown the coop) and an enabling hubby   

 

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Headlamp at night trying to spot them... The little buggers eluded me, but I scared a lot of neighbourhood cats. (so no a bad nights work)
Frances (Shaver), Elsie & Gladys (Barnevelders) and Bell'n'Ginger (Rhode Island Reds, we can't tell apart)
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Frances (Shaver), Elsie & Gladys (Barnevelders) and Bell'n'Ginger (Rhode Island Reds, we can't tell apart)
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I do wait untl roosting time. I also sneak cuddles from my roo lol. I do have a big bell in my yard that I have them trained to come to. Soooo worth the time it took to do it. Although if they have found a stash of bugs they are reluctant to come even with the bell. Then the whole family herds em in!

Last night though - one of them poked in the wrong bush and about 3 small birds came out chirping. (We think they got too close to a nest). Scared 4 of my hens and they ran like their tails were on fire to 'mama')
2 human kids, 18 feathered babies, 2 felines and a big bad guard dog all call me momma.. thank goodness I used surrogate moms for everyone but the humans!
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2 human kids, 18 feathered babies, 2 felines and a big bad guard dog all call me momma.. thank goodness I used surrogate moms for everyone but the humans!
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