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Moving chickens -Anyway this will work?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cackle, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. cackle

    cackle Songster

    Jul 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    We have 30 chickens from 5 months to a little over a year. Well we just finished the new pen well away from the house and today is move day. I am thinking they love bread and I will buy a cheap loaf of bread and lead them from the yard to the new enclosure. I just hate the thought of going out after dark and moving 30 birds. I would say the distance is 100 yards.

    Any other ideas?[​IMG]

    The new pen is 10x20 one long open room. We have 41-3 week olds that will jion the flock when they are around 3 or 4 months old. That is another reason I need the big girls moved the little girls need their old coop.

  2. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    [​IMG] once a few go in the rest will
  3. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    It depends on how well your birds come to feed call. If mine got out into some grass, I don't think there is any way I could get them into a pen. Maybe some temporary "wing" at the gate to help drive them in?

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