Which chicken is the hardest to catch?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cchardwick, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. cchardwick

    cchardwick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2009
    My Coop
    My Rhode Island Reds are really easy to catch. I was wondering if anyone knows of a breed that is difficult or impossible to catch? Do you know any breeds that can fly over a six foot fence? I think I got lucky with my RIR flock since they stay put and are easily managed.
  2. azygous

    azygous Flock Master

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    Well, my Wyandottes hate to be touched, and are very agile and fast to keep from being caught. The Ameraucanas are the high jumpers.
  3. JanetS

    JanetS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 22, 2012
    My white leghorn hates to be touched.
  4. PartyOnARoost

    PartyOnARoost Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 20, 2012
    My White Leghorn is the only hen that let's me pick her up. She LOVES to be held. Not flighty at all. Still tryin to get my SLW to stay calm, but they both follow me wherever I go
  5. littlethorn

    littlethorn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2009
    Northern California
    Some of the little bantams like OEGB's are terrible to catch because they can a) fly and b) run under things to hide. If my little guys don't want to be touched, you aren't getting them.
  6. mamabigbird

    mamabigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 11, 2010
    Vancouver Island, B.C.,
    I have several Polish/cross hens and every single one is a total spazz. They run away screaming if you even look like you're thinking about getting near them. One pure Polish is quite skittish but not as bad as the crossed Polish. And they fly really high. We had to put netting over the 6 foot high run to keep one in. We like to keep them penned until afternoon so they get their egg laying done before they free range.
    One had taken to flying up onto the coop roof and from there up into a huge Cedar tree. Refused to come into the coop at night. We trapped her and clipped her wings, but that only slowed her down for about a week. She's back at it again.
    I was told after to only clip one wing so it would throw off her balance.
    I'll never get anymore Polish hens. They're too spazzy.
  7. TallChickMagnet

    TallChickMagnet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2012
    Jurupa Valley, CA
    My Leghorns are hard to catch as well as my Old English Game, but I haven't clipped their wings yet... I'm planing to build a new small run with a short 36" chicken wire fence around it. I'll have to do someting to keep them in. [​IMG]
    My Orpingtons are not only easy to catch, they come when called... [​IMG]

    My Red Sex Links are almost the same way, they may get there after a while...[​IMG]

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