Can't wait to get into their coop!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dixiedoodle, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    My chickens only get to free range when I am out in the yard watching's usually the last 2hrs or so of the day....

    Tonight, I was running late and ran out to let them out...I need to return to the house to get dh off to work and feed the dogs.. While packing dh's lunch I look out and see the wind has blown the run gate shut.. I finish my chores and run out to watch them until dark--roost time.. Well, I find all my chickens running the fence line, trying to get into the coop..This is so different, usually I have to shoo someone into the coop as the last bit of light slips away. I open the gate and they run into the coop and jump onto the roost...

    The only thing I can think of is they felt threatened in some way.. I didn't hear anything, the dogs weren't barking but they were definitely ready to go to bed...they didn't even stop to see the pile of grass, I had placed in there...

    Or could the difference be--me not sitting in my chair and the gate closed (which I leave open for them to get water/go in when they are ready?????
  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Once they know where home is, they always, "go home to roost," as the saying goes. ENJOY ! ! !

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