How To Catch A Chicken

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dangerouschicken, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:How'd you teach them that - you beating you chickens with sticks? [​IMG]
     
  2. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    I yell "here chickens!" Works every time!!!![​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  3. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    The Tree Chicken sounds cool! I used to live in Texas, and whenever we would go to get on the hiway, there was always a couple of wild chickens on the lawn near the gas station. I always wondered how they survived with the noise and dirt of I-75 right there, but I guess they just learned to adapt.

    Darwin would be proud. [​IMG]
     
  4. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Scrambled Egg wrote:
    I have a long, skinny bamboo stick that I tap on something hard to get their attention and then tap it on the ground behind them and they get in a group and run for their pen. My husband dies laughing everytime over it! I never have to touch them with it but they run striaght in their pen everytime. I can gather all 12 in under 60 seconds with it, lol!!

    How'd you teach them that - you beating you chickens with sticks?


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    LOL! Never had to hit them with it, just hit something hard behind them, like my picnic table and they were startled and ran into a group, then when I started tapping the ground behind them they learned to run in the open door of their pen, lol! Didn't you go to Shepard school Wildfrys?!LOL!​
     
  5. bamagirl68

    bamagirl68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] made me smile! And at 6 a.m. that's a major feat!![​IMG]


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  6. JackieK318

    JackieK318 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's pretty bad when the rooster you're trying to catch, who is also skittish, decides to jump on your head to get away from you. At least he stayed there and didn't poop while I slowly walked to the coop looking like a rural Chiquita Banana girl.

    Anymore I just get two big sticks (more long than thick) and herd them, get the dog to herd them or call 'here chick'. The only problem with 'here chick' is that the dumb guineas come and not the chickens. Absolutely backwards at my farm. It's like slapstick every day.
     
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  7. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    What, you didn't teach the guineas to come to "Here keet keet keet?" Watch, you'll try it with them and the chickens will come running, instead.

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  8. JackieK318

    JackieK318 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am 99.9% sure that is what would happen. Heck, when someone heard me calling Lucy the other day, they pulled over and said, "You missing your dog?" They had a chuckle when I said chicken. I should have called 'here keet', she probably would have come running!
     
  9. vulgamore01

    vulgamore01 New Egg

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    Hey thanks for all the posts, someone elses post help me catch my loose RIR.
     
  10. Scrambled I want to see a vid of you rounding up your chickens!
     

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