chickens crossing the road

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by happyfeet, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. happyfeet

    happyfeet Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 24, 2007
    How do i detour my chickens from crossing the road?

    We live in the country, which i thought would not be a problem if we had chickens that free ranged, and my chickens keep crossing the road. We had a lovely visit from the police today and they said that if my chickens even go near the road (which is a back road) they will confiscate them and destroy them. Good luck to them, because my rooster takes a few hens with him on his little journeys. My rooster is the meanest rooster i have ever known and he will attack anybody that comes within 20 feet of him or his ladies. i just dont have the heart to kill him. So my dillema is how do i keep them out of the road with out penning them up. i just hate things locked up and i hope there is a way they can still free range. They have 6 acres to run and they think the grass is greener on the other side!!

    PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. mango1612

    mango1612 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 9, 2008
    Raleigh, NC
    Are you in a pretty rural area?

    I'm surprised! I always have to slow, and creep down the road on the way to my veterinarian's office because of the suicidal guineas that love to sit in the road. It's in the country, and I never thought much about it. Certainly not enough to complain. I guess that I assumed the owners knew, and were willing to take the risk that the guineas may one day end up a spot on the asphalt by sitting in the road.

    Sorry, I don't have much help except to suggest building a pen for them... Maybe putting a low fence across the front near the road will deter them?
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2008
  3. mo

    mo Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 28, 2008
    twin cities
    just fence off the road??

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