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  1. Tlco

    My hens almost 1 yr old and sleep on the ground, help.

    Night 9 temps around 50 tonight, run is dry so they are just on their own for the night. I am gonna have my handyman rework the little house this summer. I give up they win:bow they can roost on the ground all they want.
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    My hens almost 1 yr old and sleep on the ground, help.

    Night 7 & 8 had to go out and put them in the coop, they are not gonna learn. Att lest they are warm for these last few cold nights.
  3. Tlco

    My hens almost 1 yr old and sleep on the ground, help.

    Night 5 and 6 I had to put them in the coop. Maybe one day they will get it, I hope.
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    My hens almost 1 yr old and sleep on the ground, help.

    Night #4 Brabanter up in coop when I went out clucking at the 2 other girls. I can just imagine what she was saying "come on Bit...s get your fluffy butts in here where its warm". She stayed in while I scooped up the other 2 and put them in the coop for the night. I will say the Cochins might...
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    My hens almost 1 yr old and sleep on the ground, help.

    My Brababanter is pretty quiet I never even hear her cluck the Cochins are more vocal. 7am went to let them out of the coop and give water and feed. Snow 2 ft deep everywhere Texas at least my part has not seen snow like this in 50 yrs. I had to shovel snow to get to them. 12 noon wet to ckeck...
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    My hens almost 1 yr old and sleep on the ground, help.

    Night 3 went and put them in the coop, silly girls has snow and sleet on their feathers, gosh I hope they get it soon, I only have a week off work to teach them.:he
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    My hens almost 1 yr old and sleep on the ground, help.

    Where to start. They have 3 different roots, 1 2 inch bar, 1 3 inch bar and one 4 inch bar they refuse them all. Yesterday the darn Brabanter laid her egg on top of the coop. I had 2 fake eggs up there and the silly girl laid right next to them. Night 3 went and put them in the coop, silly...
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    My hens almost 1 yr old and sleep on the ground, help.

    Yes the Cochins sleep on the floor of the run and lay in a nest which they made, refuse to use the ones I have in the run or the coop. Barbanter just goes along with them other then laying in the nesting house. They have no problem getting in the coop there are ladders and a 5 gal pail they jump...
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    My hens almost 1 yr old and sleep on the ground, help.

    Ordered but wont get her till Wednesday. Today is night 3 I put them in the coop again, dummies sleeping out in run by chicken wire feathers full of snow.
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    My hens almost 1 yr old and sleep on the ground, help.

    Hello thank you for the suggestion. Are you talking about just regular tile or is this something a can buy? I have 2 Self Blue Cochin hens and 1 Brabanter hen, had 2 Brabanters but one fell ill during this summer and did not make it. Thank you again will look into doing something better heat...
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    My hens almost 1 yr old and sleep on the ground, help.

    Night #2 They will be going in the coop by hand a little later on. These are photos from my back door looking at the run, there is a tarp on the left side to give a wind break can't see if from this angle.
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    My hens almost 1 yr old and sleep on the ground, help.

    Thank you for your suggestions. Big side door is open 24/7 (although tonight and the next few I will shut the door at night) it is really just for shelter. We are expecting 5 degree temps tomorrow and the 1 degree after that very unusual for this part of Texas. Temps are not expected to go up...
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    My hens almost 1 yr old and sleep on the ground, help.

    Totally forgot I had these photos from this summer. The girls are in the photo too. That wood create has been taken out and is no longer in there I was using it for in injured hen during the day but she did not make it. There is 2 small roosts in the house and 3 nest. They can't get to the...
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    My hens almost 1 yr old and sleep on the ground, help.

    Due to the weather I am home the next several nights maybe week. So my plan is to put them in each night and let them out in the mornings. I am single so this is all on me, no man to fix anything. We have some very very cold nights coming so I want them as safe as possible even if I have to put...
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    My hens almost 1 yr old and sleep on the ground, help.

    Can the alpha be the youngest? She is 4 mo younger then they are and has just started laying this week. When I am home I never saw any sparing between any of them, but she does seam to be the "protector" of them as she will jump at me sometimes when I go in the run to tend them. So what would...
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    My hens almost 1 yr old and sleep on the ground, help.

    One goes in a lays her eggs the other 2 don't non sleep in there. So one likes it and the other 2 don't. They came from the same breeder then used an old turkey barn with short ladder type roosts on the floor, no coop the entire barn was the coop with small pen sections for different age chicks...
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    My hens almost 1 yr old and sleep on the ground, help.

    Sorry any ideal how to put a night light in the coop should I close them up in the for a few days?
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    My hens almost 1 yr old and sleep on the ground, help.

    Thank you for the affirmations and for the info on cooping them up for a few nights. I thought of that but problem is the coop is a starter coop from Tractor supply that was only temporary till I got the run built. I took the "run" off of it and placed the coop and nest box part up on a...
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    My hens almost 1 yr old and sleep on the ground, help.

    Hello, I have 3 hens, 2 of my hens are about 1 yr old (first winter), the other hen just started laying. The 2 older ones lay on the ground, oddly enough the younger one goes into the coop to lay in the nest. They live in a covered run with a nice coop inside, since I have only the 3 hens space...
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    Is this a Roster, not a Polish but for the life of me can't remember the breed name.?

    Thank you. I really am hoping she is a she, and thank you for reminding me of the name.
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