HELP...hen in neighbors yard

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by petlove, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. petlove

    petlove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope this is the right forum for this issue. My neighbor informed me yesterday that one of my hens has been in her yard all week. I usually do a head count on the weekends as I go to and from work in the dark. I tried to throw a blanket over her yesterday am to no avail. I tried the same thing late last night when she was asleep. Fast little hen. I now this am have put a wire kennel with food and water in it. So far she will not go in. I need suggestions, please. I am surprised at how hardy chickens are as the temperatures have been extremely low.
     
  2. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does she have kids ? have them chase the chicken back to your yard. when ours got loose i would have my kids herd them my way and then i would herd them back into their coop.
     
  3. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When she's asleep, you should be able to pick her up and carry her to wherever you want, without the blanket. Just be sure to enclose her wings (and feet if possible) with your hands to minimize struggling.
     
  4. petlove

    petlove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's 93. If I can't get her by this afternoon I will get my neighbors on the other side to help herd. Thanks.
     
  5. petlove

    petlove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rte.66_chicks :

    When she's asleep, you should be able to pick her up and carry her to wherever you want, without the blanket. Just be sure to enclose her wings (and feet if possible) with your hands to minimize struggling.

    I tried that first. She is sleeping in a pile of leaves. When I approach it is noisey. Maybe I can rake a clear path to the leaves and try that approach again tonight. Thanks​
     
  6. Poohbear

    Poohbear On a Time Out

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    Borrow a fishing net with a long handle and pay a young kid couple bucks to chase her down. They like that.
     
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  7. OrpingtonManor

    OrpingtonManor Building the Castle

    Nov 15, 2008
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    Mine follow me anywhere for treats like cracked corn. What do you give for treats? Although I haven't tried it, apparently crickets drive them wild, even when they are still in the plastic bag. Maybe she would follow you if you had a baggie of crickets?? Good luck.
     
  8. petlove

    petlove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Maybe I will try mealworms, she will only follow so far with the scratch. Thanks.
     
  9. Dorothy1324

    Dorothy1324 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when ours get hard to catch we always use the fishing net a little harsh but sure fire way to get them.
     
  10. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    ours did that once and i was totally freaked cause there was a big ol dog in the yard! so i just went over there, caught ol roxy, and clipped her wings ASAP
     

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