Bird Brains

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by homeinspectorman, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. homeinspectorman

    homeinspectorman Out Of The Brooder

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    Moved the coop about 40 feet to take advantage of more shade and just an overall better location. Fed the girls their favorite treat in the coop about 1600 just to make sure they knew where it was, even though it is in direct line of sight from the old spot. Sure enough, when I checked on them at their normal bed time, they were all standing on the spot where their entrance used to be. They were even pushing and squawking as if they would miss their turn to enter! I had to pick them up two by two and place them in their “new” “old” coop. Oh Brother:/
     
  2. crazy chook

    crazy chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine did the same thing when I moved them to a bigger coop, they all were trying to get back in the little one.
    It took a few days bet they got the hang of it.
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Same here. They were indignant they weren't allowed in "their" coop, and who where those other chickens in it? (Youngsters moved into it because I had finally finished building a new coop for the Original Flock.)

    Then they were just miserable, hanging out, perched on the roof edge. But it only took two nights for them to get the idea that the place they'd investigated whilst it was under construction was Their New Digs.
     
  4. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    I have a chicken tractor and was worried about the same thing. I just moved it kinda 'sideways' or just one tractor length so they wouldn't notice that it was in a different place. It worked with mine...
     

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