Afraid to come out?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hardchines, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. hardchines

    hardchines Hatching

    Jun 21, 2011
    This morning I looked out my window and to my surprise my run was empty! I thought for sure I had a automatic door failure and the girls were locked in, when I got out to the coop I found the door open and everyone inside looking out the window at me. Typically the door opens at 5:30 and the ladies are out by 5:31, I stood there and looked for signs of a attempted intrusion by a predator but saw nothing, I talked to my girls and in short order they all came out on their own. What would cause them not to come out on a beautiful morning?[​IMG]

  2. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Songster

    Feb 4, 2011
    SE Idaho
    Hi and [​IMG] I would suspect something overhead. Look to the skies and see if you see anything unusual. We have hawks, which are a big worry but it may also be something less threatening that startled your girls. [​IMG] Or they were up partying all night and had a sleep in. [​IMG]

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