Buff won't go in???????

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Attila, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Attila

    Attila Out Of The Brooder

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    My Buff all of a sudden does not go in the coop at the end of the day.
    I find her under the coop when we come out to close it up.
    I can't for the life of me figure out why she won't go in and afraid something will get her or she will freeze.
    Can any of you possibly shed some some light on this?
    How do I get her to go back in on her own?
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    She might be picked on by some of the other chickens and they give her a hard time when she tries to go in. Keep putting her in the coop before closing up. Maybe you could put her in the coop before the other chickens go in, and the will give her the idea that she should try going in earlier to avoid competing for space with the other hens. Or you could try blocking off underneath the coop to see if that encourages her to go inside on her own.
     
  3. Attila

    Attila Out Of The Brooder

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    2 days of walking her up the ramp and she is back in the swing of things!
    I guess she just needed a refresher course on ramp climbing.
    Go figure!!
    Women, I still don't understand them! ;)
     

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