How Do You Keep A Chicken In?!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Chicky131, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. Chicky131

    Chicky131 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 20, 2010
    I have a millie fluer bantam (I think [​IMG]) and it's been doing pretty good at staying in but for some reason it wants to come out SO BAD! I put brick's in between the cracks in my run but it always finds a way to get out! [​IMG] Is there anyway of keeping my crazy girl IN?!

    That's her on the right...


    How do you keep your chickens the run?
  2. KooKoe

    KooKoe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2010
    I have a silly little hen that always gets out of the coop. I let them roam free in the garden, but she ALWAYS gets out befor I open the coop for them. I have also packed bricks and stones, but SOMEHOW she always gets out! She's like a little houdini! when I do find SOME way to keep her in, I'll let you know. until then, enjoy the Houdini show![​IMG]
  3. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I have a 6' fence that used to have electrified wire just above it. Now and then, someone wanted in... or out. I have watched them sort of flap and walk up the fence, and get over. Amazing little critters.
  4. akaxo

    akaxo Chillin' With My Peeps

    good luck, keep plugging holes as you find them is about all i could suggest. i thought i had our vege garden well fenced, no one had gotten in there for ages, was feeling quite pleased with myself. then the other day i found a nest with eggs in it in the middle of the straw on the pumpkin mound. guess it wasn't as effective as i'd thought [​IMG]
  5. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    It's going to be some work, but I'd suggest taking your wire all the way to the ground, and even bury it maybe six inches. She'll never get out again, and it'll be less likely that anything nasty will get IN either.
  6. put her on a leash and take her for a walk. [​IMG]
  7. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Maybe you need a top to your run? Those are kind of flighty birds you got there. If not that, get a more stable run! [​IMG]
  8. highcountrychickens

    highcountrychickens Head Rooster Jouster

    Aug 28, 2008
    Jackson Hole
    Quote:... a MUST for Houdini hens... are you sure she's a hen? [​IMG]

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