How to prevent chicken crossing road?

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

  1. frankenchick

    frankenchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Out Of The Brooder

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    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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