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Tale of first-time chicken keeper's catching escaped chickens & photos

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by ella&clara, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. ella&clara

    ella&clara Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. AnaD

    AnaD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens are dumb but not so dumb that they can't learn a few "tricks". One trick I taught mine was free range time is over when I say "Run, run, run, run!" and pick up my trusty 8' long bamboo poll for herding. Everyone runs ahead of me in the general direction the run and a little poll guidence gets them right in quick.
     
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  3. ella&clara

    ella&clara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good idea! Mine have definitely learned to come to the fence when I approach (I keep them in electronet that I move) to look for food from me, so that might work too.
     
  4. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
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    mine are trained to come to the shaking of the tin pail with scratch in it.. just call ... here chick, chick, chick and it is a free for all to get inside the coop and run .
     
  5. Larkspur88

    Larkspur88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My coop isn't built so mine go into dog kennels in my garage. They too are trained to come to chick and to the sight of their white food cup. At night they huddle against the side door to my garage and I can open it and 11 chickens run in and I put them away in there appropriate cage/tub
     

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