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Chickens in the corn

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Martha80, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Martha80

    Martha80 In the Brooder

    Jun 20, 2011
    Randolph Co. Indiana
    My chickens have started wandering a few rows in to the corn fields that surround our 4 mowed acres. I see the attraction, bare dirt, visible bugs etc. My question is: do they know enough to find their way out should they go in too deep?

  2. Stacykins

    Stacykins Crowing

    Jan 19, 2011
    Escanaba, MI
    Be careful! They may be forming a cult and worshiping He Who Walks Behind the Rows! Oh no, Chickens of the Corn!

    Just kidding of course. Anyway, they can likely find their way home pretty easily even when in tall corn. It is like they have a chicken homing beacon as to where the coop is. Mine run around in grass that comes up to my waist, but always know where to come back to.
  3. bustermommy

    bustermommy Songster

    Apr 16, 2011
    Are you asking if it's a chicken corn maze? [​IMG] [​IMG]

    If they stick to the first few rows, I can't see how they'd get lost. My chickens don't like to go too far.

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