homeless flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Lighthear, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. Lighthear

    Lighthear Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,
    My name is Terri and I live in WI. A friend of mine found a flock of 4 Sebrights (when & 3 chicks) 2 bantam ameracaunas & 1 Dominique roo. Turns out nobody in the neighborhood owns them or is caring for them. I have 30 chickens and want to help rescue this lovely flock. I don't want them for my own but want to get them to a loving home. We were able to capture 3. The rest are still running free. Any great ideas on how to capture feral/ lost chickens?
    Terri
     
  2. Free Feather

    Free Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you know where they are roosting at night?
     
  3. Lighthear

    Lighthear Out Of The Brooder

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    don't know where they roost at night. Are you thinking if we find out, that we can grab them up at night?
     
  4. trudyg

    trudyg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you can find where they are roosting at night, you may be able to pluck them up then. If not, I'd start feeding them, bringing the feed closer and closer to an enclosure. Even a few at a time would be progress.
     
  5. Lighthear

    Lighthear Out Of The Brooder

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    It worked! My friend found where they roost and was able to get the other 4! I'm getting them this morning. Now the problem is what to do with them. I really don't want 7 more bantam chickens
    Terri
     
  6. Free Feather

    Free Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

    You could try posting them in the Buy-Sell-Trade forum, or on your state thread.
     
  7. trudyg

    trudyg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool weather coming, I smell soup!
     
  8. Free Feather

    Free Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am sure you could find a good home for them somewhere, especially if they are bantam. Are you going to put them on BYC? You could try posting ads on the internet, or asking farm sanctuaries. They are usually the ones that end up taking in feral chickens, and they would be safe from getting eaten there.
     

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