A pile of chickens...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by neuchicontheblock, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. neuchicontheblock

    neuchicontheblock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :/Why are my three young hens, who have been with me for a month now, all squeeze in one box in the coop with their heads in? The others are free ranging and their designated rooster is in with them or not far away. No eggs either, though some one layed one when they first got here. Someday, I would like breakfast, or a chick, but I don't see that happening anytime soon. They eat and drink well, forage about, have corn and veggies on occasion.
     
  2. firedove

    firedove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    Do the others pick on the three in the box? They may feel they have to hide there. If they are stressed out they won't lay. Maybe try separating them into their own area for a while and see if they come out of their shell... errr... box.
     
  3. neuchicontheblock

    neuchicontheblock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no, no fighting, just hiding. They will go out if I chase them out and they eat. Just confused if I am doing right by them
     
  4. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    Maybe there laying in nests outside?Chickens like to do that.
     
  5. neuchicontheblock

    neuchicontheblock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was reading the posts about food today and I thought Iv would get them out a little bit more even in the cold drizzly rain and I put out a container of plain organic yourgurt. The roo got his face up to eyes coated and then ate grain. He look so cutely encrusted! All were quiet today in the coop so I couldn't tell you what was going on.
     

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