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I think I need a shock collar for a chicken

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by horsejody, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    When we are home and outside we let the chickens out to free range. One particular hen, Zsha Zsha, has become fascinated with the road. Of course, we keep chasing her back from the road so there have been no tragedies. Even when she is not actively running towards the road, she stands there and stares at it like she is pondering the age old question of "why did the chicken cross the road?" I wish that I could get a little chicken sized shock collar to discourage her.
     
  2. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in an urban area and when I go to work in the mornings I will often see a chicken owner chasing her RIR hen onto the sidewalk from off the road. Never fails to see them atleast 2 times a week. Sounds like your chicken and this other chicken have the same fascination. Good luck.
     
  3. DiVon80

    DiVon80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe shes depressed? Contemplating-you know![​IMG]
     
  4. flopshot

    flopshot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:" why am i here ? what's the meaning of life? i know there are bigger bugs over there...." [​IMG]
     
  5. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Quote:Well, her closest friends and sisters were killed in the dog attack last year. Maybe she just needs counseling. The poor rooster just panics when she is by the road. I think it's because he associates it with humans running and screaming after them when they get too close. He stands 20 yards back and screams his head off as she keeps walking. Luckily, there is hardy any traffic here. I could count on my fingers the number of cars that drive by all day and still have fingers left over, but I still don't want her in the road!
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Maybe you will need to fence in an area for her. I fenced in my birds because they were getting in my gardens and scratching and eating my newly planted plants and tearing up and spreading out my mulch piles. It was either fence in the gardens or the chickens. The chickens lost. There are pictures on my BYC Page.
     
  7. I'vegotchickenfever

    I'vegotchickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in an urban area and when I go to work in the mornings I will often see a chicken owner chasing her RIR hen onto the sidewalk from off the road. Never fails to see them atleast 2 times a week. Sounds like your chicken and this other chicken have the same fascination. Good luck.

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    what a sight! [​IMG]

    Every week... [​IMG]

    twice a week... [​IMG]
     

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