helping chickens free range

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicken cooper, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. chicken cooper

    chicken cooper In the Brooder

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    My 6 chickens have been moved to the coop and I need to catch then to move to pen in yard so they can forage but when I have had to catch them to check for mites or other they have become so frightened of me they will not come to me any more. not even with scratch in my hand. I can't get them at nite because they need to be in yard only during the day. any suggestions? It has been over 2 weeks and they have't warmed up to me yet.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Spending time with them and having treats handy is about all that will work unless you've really got a flighty bunch.

    I had an Ancona that would eat out of my hand but try and pick her up and forget it!
     

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