Chickens don't go back to the coop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by EAhearn05, May 30, 2011.

  1. EAhearn05

    EAhearn05 In the Brooder

    May 5, 2011
    How do I get my chickens back in their coop easily? I just started letting my 3 week old chicks out when it is nice out, but they are only out when I have time to watch them. When I have to get them back in the coop they all run around and don't let me catch them...suggestions???
  2. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Songster

    [​IMG] They don't want to go to bed untill sunset.
    [​IMG] You have 2 choices; #1 schedule your life around your chickens schedule. #2 Build a huge fenced run, nice & secure.
  3. LizD360

    LizD360 In the Brooder

    Jun 15, 2010
    Sanford, FL
    The answer to your problem is "food."

    They are very food motivated. My girls know when they hear the milk jug shaking there is going to be something good to eat and they come running. My girls are older and can have scratch and BOSS, but yours can have small bits of bread or some yogurt. You will be surprised how fast they learn.
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    Quote:I agree, the best way to a chickens heart is through its stomach.

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