Adopting Homeless Chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RonEstrada, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. RonEstrada

    RonEstrada In the Brooder

    Sep 15, 2012
    My sister-in-law has a pair of hens hanging around her house. She found out that their owner had moved and left them behind. She's been feeding them and they stay around. So she found a coop and run for them. Naturally, they don't want anything to do with it. They'll hang around the house all day and hide in the bushes, eat the food she puts out, but no dice on the coop.

    Is there any way, short of a net, that she can entice them into the run? I told her once they come in, she can shut the door until they adopt the coop, then she can let them free range again. Any thoughts?
  2. Mugs

    Mugs In the Brooder

    Apr 2, 2012
    That's what I'd do. Get them in the coop for a while until they decide it's home sweet home. Yay for your sister for taking them in.

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