Moving chickens -Anyway this will work?

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

  1. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    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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