- Jul 17, 2016
I posted a thread previously about this. About three weeks ago, I brought home two 4 month-old chickens. They didn't know my property or us very well yet and four days after getting them my husband lost one of them in the large pine tree near our house. We looked and searched and never found her. Well this morning (two weeks later) she was hanging out in my yard. I couldn't believe she was alive. She is an extremely skittish chicken and does not like being handled and doesn't know us very well. When I tried to go near her I was within about 15 feet and she flew off into the woods. I know it may be a lost cause but I do feel a bit of an obligation to try to catch and care for her. But I don't even know where to start. She will not let me come near her. Any tips on how to catch a chicken? We were going to leave the run open with food and water out hoping that she would get hungry and move on in. We also considered putting a small animal trap out though I don't know if she would go in there. My husband said he saw her run up towards the coop but as soon as she saw him she went back into the woods. We both work so we don't have time to be chasing this chicken around all day every day. It's extra frustrating since we can't get near her at all. I honestly can't believe she is alive after two weeks of living in our woods.