Busted!!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 2DogsFarm, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    NW Indiana
    I've been letting my little Flock of 7 freerange for the last year.
    I'm at work from 8A until 5P and they were always on the property when I get home.
    In fact, all come running to see what I may have brought for them.
    No problems until now.

    This morning my across-the-road neighbor's husband rang my bell at 7A, catching me in my Post-barnchore attire - very fetching [​IMG], hair looking like I combed it with the muckrake...

    Seems my girls & their teen rooster leader have been crossing the road (Why? You ask...) and scratching up the neighbors' pricy landscaping.
    oops

    I apologized both for their trespass & for the way I looked.
    Then tossed on a coat & boots to round up the "volunteer gardeners" & confine them to their fenced yard.
    It is a generous space - approx 25X15 - for the 7 of them & even has some greenery bravely attempting to regrow there.

    I assume I can expect some Chicken Wrath for depriving them of their playground.
    Any ideas for persuading chickens crossing a road is NOT such a great plan?

    BTW:
    After I got cleaned up for work I stopped by & gave the wife 1/2 dozen eggs along with the offer of some composted chicken poop for her garden.
     
  2. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    You are a good neighbor.. [​IMG]
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    If they've discovered goodies over there, I'm thinking you'll just have to keep them fenced in. They're determined little critters! Maybe you can devise a tractor to move them around out of the run?
     
  4. Eireitalia

    Eireitalia New Egg

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    Oh, I am having the same problem! Apparently our five acres of grassy yard and shaded woods aren't good enough -- they are free ranging across the road for greener pastures. So far, no complaints form the neighbors but I don't want to cause a problem. Wish the silly girls would stay on their own terf.

    Good luck with yours!
     

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