Struggling chicken handler

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Onamishion, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Onamishion

    Onamishion New Egg

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    Hello chicken family...I am not really new at the chicken thing but everyday is a learning experience for me. I had my chickens for about a year in a half, I have two ladies and one mean rooster who seems to want to attack me on the regular. Well anyway one of my neighbors called the MC inspectors on me so I had to move the coop...with my yard falling short of the distance regulations, I ended up putting them in my garage :rolleyes:, so now it is a little difficult trying to guide them into the back yard so that they can run around the yard for the day and putting them away for bed time. I let them out early so now I have to worry about the ladies laying the eggs anywhere in the yard, I tried putting a bucket like thing with some fluff in it but big red, the rooster just knocks it over. I also worry about them staying in their own yard sometimes they like to jump the fence and visit the neighbors or taking a stroll down the street...I love my chickens would not like to see any harm come to them any advise would be greatly appreciated...Thanks
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Trimming their wings would help reduce their ability to jump the fence. IMO I would not keep a bad-tempered rooster - his crowing may have contributed to your neighbors turning you in. Hens lay just as many eggs without a rooster around.
     
  5. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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  7. Onamishion

    Onamishion New Egg

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    Thanks yes it probably was the rooster and my one neighbor is a meany...when everything checked out ok with the inspector I was gonna keep the rooster just to get on her nerves...lol but your right I am not gonna keep dealing with the aggressive issue that the rooster has so I talked to my farmer and she said that I can bring him back and she will exchange me for a lady :). I will look up some information on how to clip the chickens wings.

    Thank You for your response
     
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
     

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