I cant catch them?!?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rainglow3, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. rainglow3

    rainglow3 New Egg

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    Anyone have any ideas, or knowledge of how to catch that stubborn chicken that wont make their way back to the coop on its own at dusk? Is there a such thing as a "chicken net"?
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Is she/he accessible at night? Chickens are quiet and defenseless in the dark so if you sneak out to wherever she/he is then you can probably catch her/him. Otherwise, does she/he like treats? Treats are good ways of getting chickens to come to you.

    You can probably use like a butterfly or fish net as long as it is big enough and won't harm him/her.

    Good luck!
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I don't think there are chicken nets but, a fishing net will work just as well. If she doesn't get herself into the coop at night, she will end up being a snack for some predator. But, try and tell a stubborn chicken that.[​IMG] Sometimes locking the birds in the coop for a few days- reinforces the coop is HOME, in their birdy minds. After wards they will head for the coop at dusk.
     
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  4. Toddrick

    Toddrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try getting some dried meal worms. My birds really go for those. Throw a few down and let him taste them, then just lead him in, throwing a few every ten feet or so.
     
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  5. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    A fishing net works....
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    This kind.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    The other posters have given you some good advice.

    Good luck catching chickens!
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. The other members have given you some good suggestions on how to catch your wayward chicken, so I'll just say, please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chickens do you have?
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    The above posters have given some excellent advice already!

    Good luck!
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck catching your chicken.
     

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