How to keep hens from ranging so far?

Urbanchickens

In the Brooder
12 Years
May 23, 2007
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We have 3 hens, almost 2 yrs old. Every month, they have gradually ranged farther and farther from our yard. They always come home to roost (and lay) so that's not a concern. But they are now scattering our neighbor's mulch, 2 houses down. They hop our fence but they need a good hop and a couple of wing flaps to reach their roost each night. So we truly didn't want to clip their wings. If they'd just travel the opposite direction, they'd have acres of undeveloped land to roam. But no, those landscaped yards to the north are much more appealing apparently. Dang it!

There must be something inconspicuous we could use for a deterrent, just to turn them around. Fake owl statue? Fake hawk statue?

Any ideas?

TIA!
Karen
 

Brunty_Farms

Songster
12 Years
Apr 29, 2007
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Ohio
It never fails... you can have 100 acres for them and only 10 square feet for your flowers..... and they still want it all!!


I wish I had something for ya... High fences... or clipped wings.
 

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