Catching Bantam Hens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by rosawoodsii, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. rosawoodsii

    rosawoodsii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    I have three bantam hens that refuse to come into the coop, and I can't find where they roost, nor where they lay. There were 4 out, but I caught one a couple of days ago. The other three are so skittish that I can't get near them, and the barn (built in 1790 or thereabouts) is constructed in such a way that there are always little cubbyholes they can get into or out of to evade capture. Anyone know how to catch wild bantams roaming at large?
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2011
  2. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    We've caught lots of our chickens in those 'have a heart' raccoon traps...??? By accident.
  3. onecent

    onecent Chillin' With My Peeps

    1) a good size box
    2) a stick
    3) a spool of thread
    4) yummy bantam treats

    set box up, prop up with stick, tie thread to stick, place treats under box, unwind thread all the way into your house, sit by window , when bantam goes under box to get treats, pull thread.............that might work [​IMG]
  4. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Every time I set a Hav-A-Heart trap, I only catch a chicken. [​IMG] [​IMG]

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