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3 month old chickens won't sleep in coop?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ziggy55, May 9, 2016.

  1. Ziggy55

    Ziggy55 Out Of The Brooder

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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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    Ziggy55 Out Of The Brooder

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  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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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.
     
  4. pdirt

    pdirt Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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