Chickens taking off

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by WmMike, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. WmMike

    WmMike Out Of The Brooder

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    I picked up a rooster and three hens along with five guines last week. put them into my chicken house for 3 ays beore letting them out into their enclosure. It is 20x30 with 6 ft fench. Yesterday they all decided to take off. Any ideas on how to get them to stay?

    Mike
     
  2. Jenny28

    Jenny28 Out Of The Brooder

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    Fence the top off. Especially if you're worried about predators. If they are flying out now, they will continue to do so. I have a speckled sussex who is very ingenious at getting out of runs that don't have tops. That's my only advice. [​IMG]
     
  3. caj1985

    caj1985 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You will never get a guinea to stay in an enclosure without a top. They fly too well.
     
  4. WmMike

    WmMike Out Of The Brooder

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    The guineas I am not worried about if they would learn to come back to roost, all of them flew into a 40 ft tree last night. Thechickens I will let range as soon as I know they will return to coop.

    Mike
     

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