HELP, chickens pecking at the car

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  1. mominthemiddle

    mominthemiddle New Egg

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    Hi I am not into chickens but my grandchildren have a few. It is all family living on family property so my son has allowed this small group to free range. The problem all the sudden is the chickens are attacking another sons car. It is black and shiny and they are pecking the heck out of the front where we think they see their reflection. Has anyone had this problem? I need to find an answer before my grown boys get into it again over rogue chickens. LOL Thanks in advance
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Best bet is to fence the parking area.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Out here the Robins do that every spring, the males think they are driving off a rival . If it isn't that, cat's lay on the hood of the car and leave nice scratches. I guess it's better than the hens " bombing "the cars. Tell your son you are afraid his birds will get run over - maybe that will work. I don't think a fence would - they will just fly over it.
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, mominthemiddle, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! Sorry - I don't have a solution for you - maybe they'll just figure it out on their own...hope there's still some paint left on the car!!
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  7. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the site! [​IMG] What I would do would be lightly spray them with water when they do it, or bang on a pan. Basically something that they don't like and after awhile they will associate pecking the car as something bad will happen. [​IMG] Good luck!

    edit to add: some chickens like the rain lol but mine dont
     
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