How do you catch a runaway chicken?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Twinkkitten, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. Twinkkitten

    Twinkkitten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Polish Crested baby got out today. Got my work schedule changed and my girls ran and followed me out of the gate. My 3 one year olds were easy to shoo back in the gate, but Ola ran away. Chased her for 3 blocks and finally she tried to hide. I snuck up on her and took me 10 more minutes to grab her. Finally. Got her home and gave her a fruit treat. There must be an easier way? I used to leave home before they woke up. This may be a challenge!:/
     
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my experience, chasing never works. I can usually get them to go anywhere I want with a handful of black oil sunflower seeds though.
     
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  3. NinjaRooster

    NinjaRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go around her (like a radius of 20 feet) and chase her back. Don't bother too much with trying to catch.
     
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  4. Twinkkitten

    Twinkkitten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She ran! My other girls are easy to circle back. Ola up and ran like the sky was falling for 3 blocks. I will try to keep sunflower seeds on hand but hopefully it wont happen again. I will put her in the coop, open the gate, get my bike out, then let her out.
     

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