Neighbors Chicken

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by K MIDDLETON, May 8, 2017.

  1. K MIDDLETON

    K MIDDLETON Just Hatched

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    Our neighbors chicken has been hanging out in our yard for about 3 months now. She eats, drinks and even lays eggs everyday in the chicken coop. But at night she crosses a busy street to go home! SCARY
    I would like to make her part of our little family and try to keep her on my property.

    We have 4 chickens and they seem to be ok with her being around. Any advise??
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Your neighbor from across the street, does he notice the chickens leaves?
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Are you sure it's your neighbor's chicken? She may be working both sides of the street. Wandering around at his coop to get fed, and then coming to visit you for more. If he isn't getting her eggs maybe he doesn't even know if she's around.
     
  4. K MIDDLETON

    K MIDDLETON Just Hatched

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    She comes from across the road everyday.
    Many chickens have been hit by cars
    Not sure if the person even cares about her
     
  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    If he doesn't want her and you can give her a better home and she gets along with your girls already I would try and keep her.
     
  6. K MIDDLETON

    K MIDDLETON Just Hatched

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    I want to keep her, but not sure how to get her to stay at night. She will go back across the street to roost.
    How do I train her to stay at night is the question.
    She will go into the coop to lay eggs and eat but won't sleep there.
     
  7. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    have you talked to your neighbor yet? Are they ok with the chicken moving to your house completely?

    as I understand it, your going to have to lock her in for a few weeks until she understands that your coop is her new home... But I wouldn't do that without your neighbor's permission on all this.
     
  8. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    agreed
     

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