How to prevent chicken crossing road?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by frankenchick, May 18, 2008.

  1. frankenchick

    frankenchick Songster

    Apr 20, 2007
    Benton Twp., Michigan
    No, it's not a joke! DD's chicken, Barbie, went up and onto the road today -- Yikes! Fortunately, when I shrieked "Chick, chick, chick!" she came running, but what if she wanders while I'm not around?

    I'm pretty sure she'd hate being on a tie-out like our dog, who also shows an affinity for the road!
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    You have to fence her in...whether it's a chicken tractor or a baby playpen upside down.
  3. WikkitGateFarm

    WikkitGateFarm In the Brooder

    Apr 9, 2008
    Pickaway County, Ohio
    Make your side of the road much more attractive to her than the other side.

    (This is also the first rule of making a good fence. If they don't *want* to get out, a thin ribbon will keep in an elephant.)
  4. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * My wanders like that when she's "in labor". She's only used her nest box for egg-laying twice! :| Ed: Last week she actually found a way INTO the neighbor's garage!! I coaxed her out easily enough, but had to tell him to try to find the egg I was sure she had laid in there before it exploded in our 93 d. heat!!! He found it. [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 20, 2008

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