? about my chickens behavior...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kyrose, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    ive had 2 d'uccles in my house since the day they were born(i hatched them)i was ready to put them outside but noticed 1 had an injured foot.(taking care of that)they started getting really loud and crazy at night so i thouht they were outgrowing their cage so we built them a pretty big run with their cage in it.they can go in and out as they please.thought thats what the problem was but theyre still acting like that.theyve never been outside or out of their cages.any ideas?theyre driving me crazy,but its to cold to put them out when theyre not used to the cold...
     
  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    maybe they are just bored, there are several posts on here regarding "chicken toys" that help keep their tiny minds occupied
     
  3. Chic Chick

    Chic Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL Does this happen when they're supposedly sleeping in the dark? It sounds like something is coming to their cage at night and bothering them...like a mouse or rat.
    Do they have a roost with enough room for both of them comfortably? Maybe they're fighting for the best spot to roost.
    How old are they?
     
  4. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    Quote:actually i think i figured it out.i moved them to the other side of the room and is louder and brighter.i think they want it quiet and dark when theyre ready to go to sleep,so im gonna try covering their cage up so they have somewhere dark to go...
     
  5. lemurchaser

    lemurchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might also take them outside for periods of time, so they can get some good foraging activity in. It would be good mental activity and prepare them for spring (when I'm assuming they'll start living outside).
     
  6. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    Quote:right now the temps here are barely in the low 20s and theyve never been outside so im afraid to take them out til it warms up some...
     
  7. Sequin

    Sequin Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Can you bring in a hunk of dirt/grass for them to pick at and scratch at? That might help a bit.
     
  8. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    Quote:good idea...thanks.
     

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