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3 month old chickens won't sleep in coop?

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I have three hens approx three months old and I caught them roosting on the roof of their coop the other night. I had to remove them and put them into the coop two nights in a row and am expecting a third tonight.  I had them in a large covered cage previously while introducing them to our existing ladies and they all seem to get on well now but not sure.  Would love some insight! Thanks,

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That's normal for chicks that age, many will not go willingly into the coop until 3-5 months, especially if there's older birds and the coop is smaller.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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X2 what old hen said. You may have to manually put them in the coop for a while, sometimes weeks. How big is your coop and how many ladies do you have altogether?
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