Leg horn on the loose! Advice please...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Jeremy128, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. Jeremy128

    Jeremy128 Out Of The Brooder

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    Two weeks ago I added two hens to the flock. The first morning the leghorn ran off. I couldn't fin her. Turns out she has been living in the woods down the hill from my house, on my neighbors property. I went down to try to coax her with chopped canteloupe, tomorrow's and crackers. She wanted nothin to do with me. She wouldn't get within 75 feet of me!
    I understand that she is probably quite scared and apprehensive about everything.
    Any advice on how to get her back?
     
  2. coffeychicks

    coffeychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long have you had her. Hopefully when it gets dark she will come home to roost. If so I would lock them up and work on getting them use to you. When I get new chickens to add to the flock I quarantine 30 days then everyone stays locked up for 2 weeks time to get acquainted. Then free range
     
  3. dandrews1971

    dandrews1971 Chillin' With My Peeps

    If need be, get a net, go after her when its close to dark & shes roosting for the night. Lock her in the coop for a week or so. Shell get the hint.
     

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