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I'm generally here alone while the kids are in school. Husband works up north two weeks out of every month. This is probably more of a vent than a quesiton, but I am really having a time keeping my chickers in the backyard. A friend has been cited by the police department for hers being out of her backyard. Mine seem to go everywhere from the front yard to my neighbors side yard across the street. I realize that I could clip a wing on each, but catching them is the problem. I have a torn ACL in my right knee and am waiting on surgery, so the last thing I need to do is run after each one!

 

Oh, and the rooster is the worst! He will go after someone just walking down the street!!!

 

Any suggestions?

Stacey
Mom to two boys, two doxies, one basset hound, three cats, one turtle, one crawfish and six baby chickies!
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Stacey
Mom to two boys, two doxies, one basset hound, three cats, one turtle, one crawfish and six baby chickies!
Wife to Glen
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confine them in a run?

34 chickens own me.  3 Black Australorps, 3 Dominiques, 2 Golden Laced Wyandottes, 11 Welsummers, 3 golden comets, 1 New Hampshire Red, 1 Ameraucana, 4 Anconas,  5 Marans and one Ameraucana Rooster..

Chicken Math in action -- sell three, buy seven -- build another coop - harvest two, order 12, and then some more and some more.  soon to be added: Quail!

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34 chickens own me.  3 Black Australorps, 3 Dominiques, 2 Golden Laced Wyandottes, 11 Welsummers, 3 golden comets, 1 New Hampshire Red, 1 Ameraucana, 4 Anconas,  5 Marans and one Ameraucana Rooster..

Chicken Math in action -- sell three, buy seven -- build another coop - harvest two, order 12, and then some more and some more.  soon to be added: Quail!

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post #3 of 4

Either fence in your yard and clip their wings (to keep them from flying over it) or build an enclosed run for them.  Those are your only two options for containing them, unless you are outside with them all of the time and herding them away from places they shouldn't be.

 

Also, if you don't get your rooster under control, you could end up with a lawsuit on your hands...especially if a child ends up encountering the business end of his beak/spurs.  If you can't tame him, eat him or find someone else who will eat him or can handle him.
 

post #4 of 4

X 2 with reddragon. Chickens handle covered runs just fine. Larger birds don't even try to fly out. I do have a lighter bird that escapes all the time, I get tired of people coming to my door to let me know she,s out. Your home insurance policy may cover injury by rooster--but you risk getting canceled also.

one loving wife,two homeschooled children,one buff orpingtons,two barred rocks, five black australorps,rockie the hounddog,and lulu the cat.{and a partridge in a ....}

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one loving wife,two homeschooled children,one buff orpingtons,two barred rocks, five black australorps,rockie the hounddog,and lulu the cat.{and a partridge in a ....}

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