Question Argh... silly broiler!
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Alright... so I've got 60+ broilers at 5 weeks old. We want them to day range in a fenced yard which to my surprise they are doing great!!! So, that's good news... but they like it SO much that there is no putting back in the barn. They're just not interested in going in. When I take one and gently nudge it in there, the silly flesh ball just wallows there, on the darn doorstep. My layers, by then, are roosting comfortably and are aghast at the ruckus. any suggestions on getting them back in? See picture.
I realize this is a first world problem: they're healthy and happy and foraging... for white cross, pretty good. But !!!!
Yeah, good ideas: light in the barn might help, as would lobbing their favourite treats (bits of hotdog or something) inside and close the door behind them once they're all busy chowing down in there. Hopefully once they'done, they'll likely want a nap, and they won't even notice when you turn off the lights.
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