Chicken tie out chains

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Jennings Gamefowl, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. Jennings Gamefowl

    Jennings Gamefowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new to BYC, just joined today [​IMG], and have a question about those chicken tie out chains, as i think they are called. I see them on mostly game roosters and just wondering what are they called and where can I get them? thanks all
     
  2. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    Howdy...ya make 'em! Light light chain or robe works fine...no teeth to chew through
     
  3. Jennings Gamefowl

    Jennings Gamefowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the info
     
  4. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    called tie-cords, Some people call them tie-outs. we used heavy nylon cord back when we used to make them, I just use pens myself now as all i have is bantams besides one American gamefowl rooster that free ranges. you could probably google them and get a good walk through on how the make them.. Some people buy them... you may could find somewhere that could ship you a dozen or so
     
  5. Jennings Gamefowl

    Jennings Gamefowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks alot DTchickens... Your info is very helpful
     
  6. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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  7. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Yup, welcome.. if you didn't already know. Tie-cords can come in handy for everyone.. such as if you have a wild or agressive rooster you can slip the tie-cord over his spur so he cant get loose and leave him on that. then when you go to pick him up... Step on cord, and slowly pull on the cord a little to pull them towards you, reach down, grab leg... Pick up. we used this method a lot with them to gentle them down without having to step in the pen with them and risk being beaten to death [​IMG] (Which wasn't often.. but sometimes we did get that one, i've had contact with 5 mean roosters in my life). They come in handy for picture taking as you never have to worry about the wire getting in front of the photo (and they act a little better on them. as you've probably noticed in pens chickens aren't quite as happy as they are when out free ranging), if you have a small area to free range due to living in the city such as a backyard. and you want to keep them out of the other peoples yard and or roads.. you can put them on there. and then for game-breeders they came in handy as they were A LOT cheaper then building pens (which you had to do often..), and all you had to do for shelter is get a 2X4, 2 pieces of tin. (however long you want it).. and nail (screws are better) the pieces to each side... stand up.. pull out. voila, a teepee

    The only negative things about teepees is they aren't high wind resistent and its best to turn the sides of the metal towards the areas wind will most likely blow from... i liked to use 50 gallon drums and cut a hole in the side. much more weather/wind resistent, and a lot of the times if you go to a company... like a diary farm, chemicle plant or something like that.. they'll give you some free or at least cheap, all you have to do is wash them
     
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