cooper38

In the Brooder
8 Years
Apr 22, 2011
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Deep Gap, NC
Oh dont forget the little swords and the rum. No forget the rum, you dont want a bunch of drunk pirate chickens terrorizing the neighborhood.
Guess that "coop" don't have a crows nest.
 

CrazyFowlFreak

Pine Hill Farm
11 Years
Apr 24, 2009
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28
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WV
Is she not sea worthy? You crazy person! I love this idea!!! (and I mean crazy in an affectionate way, so any crazy people, don't get yer britches in a bunch cuz I'm crazy, too!)
 

big deal

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 29, 2011
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engines and transmissions are on ebay now....I had planned on putting this boat in our little pond in the woods(40+ acres) and use it as a deer stand but just found out it is illegal to shoot a deer from a boat that is on the water.
sooo....now the fridge in the boat will be an incubator-thank you mister rooster-and when it gets too crowded in the boat we can move everybody up to the penthouse in the back yard.

 

big deal

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 29, 2011
26
0
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still nobody is using the plank...guess it might be the dog....but have kept her inside all day. I found four of them hiding out in the garage that is adjacent. I tried putting some food on each tread of the plank but no joy. at a loss as to how to train a chicken
I would think it would just be a matter of food where you want them to go....patience-patience. it has been suggested I put a fence around the boat but seems to me they could just jump off the boat right over it unless it was like an Avery. ???
 

WoodlandWoman

Crowing
12 Years
May 8, 2007
5,717
78
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Wisconsin
Your plank might be too narrow for them. You could try adding another board to make it wider.

To teach them to use a ramp, I place them near the end, either going up or going down. Then they walk on it a little to get used to it, but the distance isn't very far, so they tend to walk it, rather than fly off. Especially going up.
 

Pharm Girl

Songster
9 Years
Jan 6, 2011
802
28
156
They probably don't associate the boat with 'home' aka. 'a safe place to be' quite yet. Keep their food and water in the boat and bring the strays back to it periodically. I'll bet as soon as they associate it with home, they will be up and down the plank and filing in for bedtime. Don't give up! Are you locking them all in at night? Once they have a week locked in at night, they will know where home is. Make sure you have enough nesting boxes with some golf balls or plastic easter eggs in them so they know where to lay as well.
 

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