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Wandering chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by nurseann, May 10, 2016.

  1. nurseann

    nurseann New Egg

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    My chickens have always free ranged but now are wandering into neighbors yards. I'm unable to build a fence. Would it be better to cage them or find them a new home?
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If you cannot put up a secure run for them - then I guess it would be best to rehome them. Maybe your neighbors would like them. Then you could still see them.
     
  3. nurseann

    nurseann New Egg

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    I've read it can be quite stressful to try to bring in new chickens into an established group. Anyone have thoughts on this? Don't want them miserable :(
     
  4. scrambled please

    scrambled please Out Of The Brooder

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    there's something there they like, try giving them a little more feed or house snacks, mine seem to do it in phases. My neighbors don't mind the visit and I live in a pretty safe place.
     
  5. nurseann

    nurseann New Egg

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    Thanks for the advice. I think if I rehome them it'll be to someone who does not have any chickens.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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