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Hello
My chicken are acting scared and stay at coop most of the time ...picking each other
They use to run to me when i open my kitchen door eat while i am observing ...for two days i have to walk inside thier coop for them to get out and as soon as i leave they go back to their coop..is it a sign. Of sickness or they scared of something or changing weather...i am worry about them please help
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Hi there - something has got them scared...do you have aerial predators around? I always know when there's a hawk nearby - they all disappear into the barn! Check your perimeters - snakes under the coop?, weasels, foxes? neighborhood cat/dog?

   Once you have checked for problems, it's going to take some coaxing to get them back out..mealworms/treats about a foot from the doorway, extend the space daily until they are comfortably outside, good luck! :)

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Expat Brit living the dream - 40ish chickens, 2 Beagles, 2 cats, rabbits........and counting.

Blogger for: www.thehappychickencoop.com

 

    We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.     Mother Teresa

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post #3 of 7
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Thanks dear to reply...the coop is secure and my farm has a high wall...i think my husband scared them when he pass by the run with a big plastic cover that made noise ...this morning i called my daughter who has big experience in chicken she cheked them good and told me they will be fine ...no sickness they scared
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I have had hawks harass my flock for the past 2 weeks or so and they are at their wits-end! Any tiny little cause of concern and they act like its the end of the world - frustrating, but nothing a catapult won't fix regarding the hawk (beautiful birds, but just wish they'd find lunch elsewhere!)

 

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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This morning my lady finally lay a nice egg after three days stopping ..they are fine eating and playing even with a big thunder storm and heavy rain....they look so funny under the rain
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Good news - yeah, they look like drowned rats eh?

Nairobi, Kenya
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Yes...wet to bone .....
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