Help! Skiddish Chicken

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by FarmerChristian, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. FarmerChristian

    FarmerChristian New Egg

    Aug 4, 2014
    So my chicken was on my neighbors roof and i got her down but we cant grab her shes skiddish and pecks us, my other chickens are fine but my new chickens dont like people and i need help on how to get her safely without her leaving my property.
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Does she go into the coop at night? If she does, you might get her at night and trim one wing down so she can't fly onto the roof. Trim off a little over half of her primary wing feathers on one side only. Leave the other wing full. This will keep her off balance so she can't fly up to the roof.

    Then you need to work with her a bit. Use food as bribery. Food is a good bonding agent. Keep her in a run and go sit with her every day and bring some goodies. Over time she should improve.

    They do make nets and hooks to catch chickens. I have never used them but some members use them with success.

    Good luck and welcome to our flock!
  4. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 5, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] Food is the way to a chickens heart! Good luck, it'll work out slowly, but surely.
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! You've gotten some good suggestions above about bribing them with food and trimming wings, night time is generally the easiest time to catch them. You might also want to keep the new chickens in a cage or pen for awhile until they get used to you and where home is.
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Can you borrow a fish net to catch her? Do you have an outdoor run? If you cover it, you won't have chickens flying out. Luckily no predator got her (yet)
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. You've been given some good advice by the other BYC members. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in catching your skittish chicken.

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