Chicken races...any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Games, Jokes, and Fun!' started by draebear, May 19, 2011.

  1. draebear

    draebear New Egg

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    We are having a cookout this Sat. and our guests are very excited about our first annual chicken races. We have 5 silkies, almost ready to start laying. We have a 1/4 acre yard and we are trying to figure out a fun and humane way to enjoy fun with our girls. I saw a video of chicken races where the human participants were throwing socks at the chickens to get them to move. They weren't hurt, but I didn't like the idea of throwing things at my girls to make them run. Has anyone ever seen chicken races or have any good ideas about how to set it up?
     
  2. In His Service

    In His Service Wise Men Still Seek Him

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    I haven't seen any, but maybe you could coax them with treats. Maybe have 5 people each choose a chicken, have little lanes set up with stakes and surveyor-type tape. The 5 people would stand at the finish line dangling worms to entice the chickens to run the race. [​IMG]
     
  3. BantamsRock14

    BantamsRock14 Out Of The Brooder

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    if u had a chicken race go buy a brand new baby chicken hold it all the time becuz we had 1 of those and i chose 1 of my buff laced polish and i one becuz she loves to be held and im trying to start somekind of official chicken race!
     
  4. In His Service

    In His Service Wise Men Still Seek Him

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    draebear did you have your race? How did it go?
     
  5. CupOJoe42

    CupOJoe42 CT Chicken Whisperer

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    Maybe put out some scratch at the finish line?
     
  6. miss heny

    miss heny Genetic Expert in learning Premium Member

    Quote:or have the owners chase them down? [​IMG]
     
  7. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Overrun With Chickens

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    Hold treats at the finish line! It sounds fun!
     

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