Chicken Tunnel?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tigerbarbd, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. tigerbarbd

    tigerbarbd Out Of The Brooder

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    Good evening all...........WE are still in the "barn stall to chicken coop" mode:D. My question is , Do you think the chickens will pass through a "tunnel" made of chicken wire:/. We are making it 14"h x 12"w x 10' L. We are using it to get them from their "coop" to the outside run:rolleyes:. Again, thanks for your help.............Don
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Based on similar things I've read about on other posts weeks ago, they should. Others were having success with it, so I'm sure you will too!!
     
  3. 3KillerBs

    3KillerBs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no practical experience to offer, but it seems highly likely that if you were to lay a trail of scratch on the ground they'd follow it anywhere you wanted them to go. [​IMG]
     
  4. Marbleheader

    Marbleheader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks would go through a four-foot tunnel I made from a couple of planters between two cardboard boxes I was using for a brooder. It was like everything else new to them -- they all hesitated until one tried it, then they all tried it right away.
     
  5. rocmoc

    rocmoc Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes they will. Mine passed thu a chicken wire tunnel for 40 feet from their run to the back yard this summer to do Grasshopper control. It was very funny watching them all lined up as they woddled from one end to the other. My tunnel was T-post in a line with about 15 feet between the post. then I attached 24" chicken wire on each side making a Teepee type tunnel. They loved it. Even today the pace back and forth at the location where they left the run wanting out.

    rocmoc n AZ
     

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