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Frizzle1

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New hens
« on: June 09, 2019, 12:03 »
Hi everyone. I bought my lovely silkies about three months ago and decided to let them out to free range. Problem is they've all come out from the run except one and she is determined she's not going to so she's missing out on all the fun the others are having and sitting in there all day on her own. I was wondering if there is some way I could coax her out without using corn I've tried that many a time and she still won't get out. Don't want to catch her she's very nervous at the moment same as the others don't want to catch her and freak her out. Advice would be good thanks

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Re: New hens
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2019, 12:39 »
You could up the rewards.  Mine would follow you the ends of the earth for half a grape.  If she still refuses to come out, I'd leave her be tbh.  Any stress over leaving the run won't help in the long run.

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Re: New hens
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2019, 13:33 »
Thanks new shoot I will do my best but already doing it four times a day but maybe try it a bit more. Two of the others follow me round already and the other one is nearly there only got four now all silkies. Thank you

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Re: New hens
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2019, 19:41 »
Mine can't resist a tomato. 

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Re: New hens
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2019, 15:10 »
Maybe cooked basmati rice. It has a good strong smell to it to make her curious..

Do you know why they (still) are so nervous, or am I misreading something?



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