bantams not going in at night?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenz101, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. chickenz101

    chickenz101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched out my pekins, about 5 months ago, but ever since they moved in with my other LF hens they have never gone into the coop on their own, and have roosted up on the area above? I have to out them in myself every night, what can i do?????
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Have you watched to make sure that the large fowl hens are not pecking at the bantams excessively? Bigger chickens pick on littler chickens - it's how the pecking order works. Hopefully the longer they are together things will resolve.

    Any possibility of creating an area within the coop that the bantams can access yet with openings small enough to exclude the large fowl?
     
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  3. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy

    Where are they bedding down? Maybe you could make that place less appealing and thus encourage them to seek a better place (hopefully) inside the coop.
     
  4. chickenz101

    chickenz101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They get on fine two of them are cockerels but they just dont want to go in?
     

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