Americauna Hen Issue

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  1. Saintboondocks

    Saintboondocks New Egg

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    Hello all-

    I'm a newb to this site and to chickens in general. We have a flock of 8. A cuckoo maran rooster and hen, 2 Easter Egger hens, and 4 Americauna hens. The last week or so one of my Americauna hens stopped bedding down for the night in the coop. She seems healthy and is with the flock during the day. Any suggestions? My thoughts have been to just put her in the coop myself when I close it up for the night but I don't want to force her into the flock if they've ousted her or something. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

    Steve
     
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For her safety, I'd place her in the coop each night. Look her over pretty well during the day to look for signs of bullying by the other birds.
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    I agree
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Is she not going inside at all even when it is dark? Then I would lock her in the coop for a couple days to a week to re-establish where home is. You may need to lock the whole gang up, too. That's what I always do with new chicks.
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] I agree with the above posts. Good luck!
     
  6. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    Hello and greetings from Kentucky!


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  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, [​IMG] So glad you joined us!!![​IMG]
     
  10. aaabirdman

    aaabirdman Chillin' With My Peeps

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