How do you get your chicks inside the coop again??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sunnibunny99, May 14, 2009.

  1. sunnibunny99

    sunnibunny99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We decided to start free-ranging for a few hours each day a few days ago.... [​IMG]


    Now they HATE coming back in... we've ended up having to grab them and put them back in... but i know that scares them [​IMG]



    Yes, I know.... Treats.... But we tried that today! And guess what? They were so content outside they didn't even WANT to get the treats?


    Any other ways? [​IMG]
     
  2. Drivegirl54

    Drivegirl54 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I'm afraid of . I'm too fat to go chasing mine [​IMG]
     
  3. sunnibunny99

    sunnibunny99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm still young but dang their fast! Its so annoying chasing them around!!!
     
  4. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are in a fairly large fenced area -- we herd the little ones with the help of the older chickens on a lucky day. Otherwise...it's catch them and put them away. Most of them will go in on their own once it gets dusky outside.
     
  5. sunnibunny99

    sunnibunny99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well... See theres a problem with that....


    Unless we stay out there... My cat Milo (An orange tom cat with an attitude) will tear them to shreds [​IMG]
     
  6. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sounds like you need a run for MIlo and let the chickens run free. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol i just use a plastic blunt rake so it dosnt hurt them but i pretty much just hear them into a group and lead tyherm to the coop .! [​IMG]
     
  8. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They *should* go in on their own right before the sun sets. Maybe you could let them out just a little before dusk that way you don't have to supervise for long?

    I use the survival of the fittest method---if you don't go in the coop, find a tree or become coyote snacks! LOL [​IMG]
     

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