Free range chickens that roam far and wide....

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by justwondering54, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. justwondering54

    justwondering54 New Egg

    Mar 29, 2016
    Just wondering as to how to resolve a slight issue with neighbors free range chickens. Not at all wanting to start a war between the neighbors. The chickens have now decided our property is where they prefer to roam. We are now blessed with chicken poop on our concrete slab outside our front door. The chickens came across the paved road and started scratching in the needles of our mature pine trees. That was no problem. Now they must feel really comfortable because they've taken to circling our entire house and messing in my hosta beds and mulch in our landscaping. Is there anyway to get them more interested in going back to their home across the road? Traffic has literally stopped for them to cross. These are beautiful birds...but if we wanted our own chickens we would buy some. My husband is a farmer. His mom had chickens while he was growing up. I was raised on a farm. My mom had chickens...that were kept in a large fenced pasture with peacocks and shut in the barn at night. Any helpful suggestions.
  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 21, 2015
    No where Nebraska
    Chickens are difficult to control. Really the only way is to fence in your yard (at least the side adjoining) Maybe speak with your neighbors and ask them if they could also try to keep their flock more at home.
  3. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

    Mar 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    You may be able to try ultrasonic pest control devices that plug into the wall. That may be enough to deter them from hanging around! Otherwise, I think your best bet would be to speak to the neighbors and just explain the situation. It's not fair that you have to clean poop off your deck! I know how bothersome that can be.
  4. Tumbling K

    Tumbling K Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 5, 2015
    start letting them in your fenced backyard, and continue to collect eggs from them.......maybe accidentally build a coop and run for them.

    leave the door open to the run, and when they escape into YOUR run, on YOUR property, keep them. Give them all names, so if anyone asks, you can point to that hen or this hen, and give their names.......
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I agree with that

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