Soooo tired...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gboysmom, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. gboysmom

    gboysmom Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 15, 2010
    Fort Worth
    I'm generally here alone while the kids are in school. Husband works up north two weeks out of every month. This is probably more of a vent than a quesiton, but I am really having a time keeping my chickers in the backyard. A friend has been cited by the police department for hers being out of her backyard. Mine seem to go everywhere from the front yard to my neighbors side yard across the street. I realize that I could clip a wing on each, but catching them is the problem. I have a torn ACL in my right knee and am waiting on surgery, so the last thing I need to do is run after each one!

    Oh, and the rooster is the worst! He will go after someone just walking down the street!!!

    Any suggestions?
  2. fiddlebanshee

    fiddlebanshee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    Frederick, MD
    confine them in a run?
  3. RedDrgn

    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

    May 11, 2011
    West Virginia
    My Coop
    Either fence in your yard and clip their wings (to keep them from flying over it) or build an enclosed run for them. Those are your only two options for containing them, unless you are outside with them all of the time and herding them away from places they shouldn't be.

    Also, if you don't get your rooster under control, you could end up with a lawsuit on your hands...especially if a child ends up encountering the business end of his beak/spurs. If you can't tame him, eat him or find someone else who will eat him or can handle him.
  4. cooped up

    cooped up Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2012
    Portland, Or
    X 2 with reddragon. Chickens handle covered runs just fine. Larger birds don't even try to fly out. I do have a lighter bird that escapes all the time, I get tired of people coming to my door to let me know she,s out. Your home insurance policy may cover injury by rooster--but you risk getting canceled also.

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