Newbe with an urgent question

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by caveman paul, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. caveman paul

    caveman paul Hatching

    Oct 8, 2011
    [​IMG] Hello to all. My name is Dave and My wife is Jessica. We just started raising chickens that someone gave us for free. We have four Black Bantam Hens one Bantam Rooster and a Plymouth rock Rooster named Caveman Paul in honor of my farmer friend whom passed recently.
    The Bantams are all about three months old and Caveman is 6 months old. We clipped their wings but even with an eight foot high fence the Bantams flew up into a tree when the sun went down. I did get four of them down and into the coop but one is up high and I can not reach her. Will she fly back into the pen in the morning when I let the rest out of the coop? The tree she is in is about six feet away from the pen. [​IMG]
    I dont think I cliped their wings up far enough and I will check them tommorow to see. I also plan on putting a chicken wire cover over top of the pen to keep them from getting up into the trees and to keep the Hawks and Owls out.
    Thanks for any info![​IMG]
    Dave and Jesi.
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2011
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
    They'll fly down in the morning. You can entice them into the pen by tossing some feed into the pen.
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2011
  3. briter30

    briter30 Chirping

    May 15, 2011
    I was worried with the same thing when I got my first chickens several months ago. I woke up early in the morning to find my chickens safely down from the tree and eating grass.
  4. greymane

    greymane Songster

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! So glad you joined us!

  5. Did you clip both wings? They can still fly that way. The trick is to only clip one wing. It throws them off balance and they can only fly in small circles. After they molt you'll have to clip them again anyway and it's getting to be that time of year so... Welcome!

    OldGuy43 [​IMG]
  6. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!! Glad you joined!! [​IMG]
  7. [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. dna09

    dna09 Hatching

    Oct 2, 2011
    Agree With Oldguy43.... I Do The Same Thing For The Same Reason
  9. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Songster

    May 12, 2009
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG]
  10. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida

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