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4 new chickens sleep outside

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Pollo Posada, May 16, 2011.

  1. Pollo Posada

    Pollo Posada Out Of The Brooder

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    Mar 25, 2009
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    I added 4 new hens a few weeks ago and everyone gets along fine EXCEPT that the four hens sleep outside of the two coops I have. WHY??? They sleep outside of the coop even if it is raining. My husband is thinking of constructing a little coop annex for them. If there anyway that I can get them in with my other chickens?

    I currrently have 15 ten week olds (one is a roo) and 2 hens in one coop... and then 2 hens monopolizing another coop as their own!!!!
     
  2. Wizbop

    Wizbop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You need to somehow train them to get in the coop. With treats or with a light. Mine still won't get in their coop. I've tried everything. The roost on top of it and every night I put their fat butts in the coop so they won't get eaten alive by who knows what. All in the name of chicken love. And my bird brains sit out in the rain, too. Doesn't bother them a bit.
     
  3. Pollo Posada

    Pollo Posada Out Of The Brooder

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    I just picked them all up and put them in the coop... I will keep doing that everynight. THANKS!
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    They are still a bit unsettled in the pecking order. Roosting is BIG deal in the chicken world of politics.
     

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