hearding chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by slystr, May 20, 2007.

  1. slystr

    slystr Songster

    Mar 11, 2007
    Dallas TX
    I had the girls out for a bit today and to get them back in the coop I used the rake which is the biggest monster in the world next to the lawn mower. zAll I had to do was wave it around I they bolted for the coop. easy as pie!
  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    What breed do you have in picture?
  3. slystr

    slystr Songster

    Mar 11, 2007
    Dallas TX
    They are all Delawares.
  4. K8tieCat

    K8tieCat Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Northern California
    Hey that works wonders! I have a broom to do the same thing. All I have to do is hold the broom out and they start moving in the direction I need them to go. They are learning that treats work really good too! I have two Delaware chicks. Mystery is the biggest one and she is the Alpha pullet, the other one, Moonshine, is the last chicken on the totem pole, poor thing.
  5. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Songster

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    He he he he he he! Love the girls!! I have two delaware girls, and they are just darling, they were also my first girls to lay eggs last year! I just adore them![​IMG]
  6. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Portland TN
    All I have to do is come out the side door with their treat bucket and hollar "Come on babies" and they come flying from every direction. But mine are petrified of the rake too. If i go in to rake up in the house they split!
  7. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    I've trained mine to the treat bucket, too. And I always feed them in their run.
    Mine are much easier to lead than to herd. lol. Now I just take the bucket into the run and call them and they're all put up in minutes. I also don't want to do anything that will make them afraid of me or things that I carry.
  8. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Love the picture!
    All I have to do is stick my head out the back door and I get birdies comin a runnin

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