New at This and Believe I've Screwed Up !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by charlie 1963, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. charlie 1963

    charlie 1963 Out Of The Brooder

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    My name is Charlie and live in South Carolina. I'm new to chickens. I have built a coop and roost. Have a 25 x 50 ft pen. I got my 2 hens and put them in the coop. My son open the door and they are out. they are roosting in the trees at night and going back in the pen in day. Wings have not been clipped. Any Ideas on how to catch them and put back in the coop. Please Help. ha
     
  2. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC, Charlie! Sounds like a nice coop you have there, nice big run! Try to tempt them with scratch, raw oats, bird seed or anything that might tempt them back into the run. The BYC community welcomes you with open arms, and I hope your question is answered as quickly as possible!
     
  3. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    try to lure them in with watermellon. chickens love watermellon :)
     
  4. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and [​IMG] So glad you joined us!!![​IMG]Try keeping them in there coop for two to three weeks. They need to get use to where home is and they will more likely return there when it is time to roost.
     
  5. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] I agree with the above posts. Tempt them back with food and trim those wing feathers. They'll be safer sleeping in the coop than in trees where predators can get them while their guard's down.
     
  8. charlie 1963

    charlie 1963 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the Replys, I got catch them first. Hahaaaa. Keep the ideas coming.
     
  9. 20736

    20736 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would definitely get them back in the coop & pen, but i don't know about trimming the wings.
    Once they get used to the coop being "home", they will go back on their own every night.
    Welcome to BYC!
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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