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Hi All,

 

First off I'm newly registered but have been a long time viewer of the BYC website.

 

Our chickens are displaying some odd behaviour - they hide under their house but are not showing signs of brooding (happy to run around the garden when pen door is open)

 

Also its not just one, but all three.

 

Thank you in advance for all the help/advice

 

Jamie

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Maybe they're spending time under there dust bathing and such? Do they sleep in the coop at night?

If it really bothers you, you could let them out to range and close up the bottom with some wire while they're gone...
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Originally Posted by samon18 View Post
 

Hi All,

 

First off I'm newly registered but have been a long time viewer of the BYC website.

 

Our chickens are displaying some odd behaviour - they hide under their house but are not showing signs of brooding (happy to run around the garden when pen door is open)

 

Also its not just one, but all three.

 

Thank you in advance for all the help/advice

 

Jamie

More info on your coop and run and location.

Probably nice and cool under there with dry loose soil to dust and lounge in....and safe.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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