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?