QI want to free range my flock, but there are occasions when I need to get them back in their run before the end of the day. Do you have any advice on how I can do this as it is currently like trying to herd cats? ANDY SAYS:
I can fully empathise with your dilemma as I too have times when putting a flock back into the security of their own run is needed. It is, however, very easy to do by training your chickens. My flock responds to me appearing with a bucket of scratch feed and they will immediately gather around my feet. All I do is make sure I only scatter the scratch feed in their run. That way the birds go inside no matter what time of day it is and I can securely close the door behind them.
Flocks can respond to a bucket and can be trained to return to their pen