My chickens got out.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JoJo 95, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. JoJo 95

    JoJo 95 Songster

    Mar 15, 2009
    i have two hens, a bantam and a standard. The bantam is for my 2 year old sister. They got out of the run and they cant figure out how to get back in. I know they are okay but i wanna get them in before dark because we have hawks,bobcats,skunks,owls,possums,and coyotes in our area. One hen is under the house and the other is at the edge of the woods. every time i try to catch them they run back under the house and in the woods. how do i get them back in the run?[​IMG]
  2. hikerchick

    hikerchick Songster

    Apr 6, 2009
    Dover, PA
    either lure them with treats or wait until it gets dark and they should go back in on their own. Chasing them around is probably the worst thing you can do.
  3. Agreed.

    My favorite 'lure' is a coffee can filled with scratch grains. When its time for the round up I give that can a few shakes and they come ruinning because they know its time for a treat.

    Works like a charm.
  4. JoJo 95

    JoJo 95 Songster

    Mar 15, 2009
    but they dont know how to get in and if i leave the gate open the others will get out and then my little sister will cry for days.
  5. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Songster

    Feb 7, 2009
    ft. worth
    When it gets dark they will get scared and hunker down. You will be able to pick them up and put them back with no trouble. Good Luck
  6. Gonzo

    Gonzo Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Southwestern, In
    Yep! Mine do it all the time! We just have to wait until dark. I'd maybe put something near the coop for them to roost on, it'll make them easier to find. We've also lured them out with treats, then quickly blocked off the underneath access to the coop. Good Luck! [​IMG] Also, if you have kids, get them involved! My seven yr old son is an awesome little chicken wrangler!
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  7. 007Dawn

    007Dawn Out Of Coop

    Apr 29, 2009
    I get one to pay attention and I have a red scoup. I use that to throw in some food and now everytime I pick up the red scoup they all come running to me. It takes about 20 seconds to get all of my girls and the rooster back in the pen.

    Treats will do it everytime!

    But after a while if you let them out to run around they will learn quickly where their pen is and if they know they get a daily run time they will go back on their own.

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