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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jhershy, Jul 12, 2019 at 9:25 AM.

  1. jhershy

    jhershy Chirping

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    There is a mother hen with 13 chicks that are living in mine and our neighbors yard.. the chicks are about 4 weeks old. I’d like to keep the hen and maybe 2 FEMALE chicks but they have been running free for so long I didn’t know if I could tame them.. they come to my yard and eat food in a dog cage I have put out.. tried to catch them with no success.. don’t know what to do..
     
  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi and welcome to active posting. I’d suggest building a coop and run for the birds prior to considering capture (only consider separating mother from unwanted chicks until after the mother has weaned the chicks and no longer looks after them). The best time to capture chickens is once they have roosted on a night time.
     
  3. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to active posting on BYC! :frow Nice to meet you.
    I agree with @Pork Pie. If you want them, you will need to build a coop and run for them regardless. Once it's done, start feeding them in there. When they go in one night, lock them in. You can then work on getting them to trust you more and can select the pullets you want to keep. Rehoming cockerels is tough but there are people out there who will want them for their flocks and others for their freezer.
    Good luck.
     
  4. feathermaid

    feathermaid Egg Obsessed

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    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  6. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with what you are wanting to do.
     
  7. Meg-in-MT

    Meg-in-MT Crossing the Road

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    Hello! Welcome to BYC!! :frow

    X3 what @Pork Pie said.

    Feel free to check out the links below for some interesting reading. Good luck on your adventures!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    So glad you joined us at Backyard Chickens :wee
     
  9. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

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    Welcome :welcome Nice to have you here!
     
  10. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy :ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC! Good luck with you're endeavors!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
     

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