how do you catch a chicken

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hershysmommy, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. hershysmommy

    hershysmommy Out Of The Brooder

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    My mom let thee chickens out and I can't catch them what do I do
     
  2. jewel1

    jewel1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found that my chickens respond much better if I pick up a long, white stick I have (you can try a broom?) and hold it in one hand. I don't swipe it at them...I just use it to make my arm longer and then herd them in the direction of their coop. That almost always works for me. Good luck!
     
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  3. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they used to coming to their coop at dusk? If so, keep an eye on them until then and make sure they stay safe. if not, wait until it's dark, then pick them up after they go to sleep somewhere.
     
  4. Macro

    Macro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Throw some of their favorite foods into their coop area!

    I hope this was resolved. XD
     
  5. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you throw some weeds or watermelon to the others, they will get all excited and start talking about how good it is and the one that got out will go back in to see what all the commotion is all about. try it. it works for me all the time.
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hmm, food, food, food, did I mention treats? Good luck!
     
  7. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    Welcome to BYC! You've come to the right place!

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    aaabirdman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC
     
  9. amy008

    amy008 Out Of The Brooder

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    i do the same throw some fun things where they eat they should come back over to snoop it out!
     
  10. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    After dark! [​IMG]
     

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