Chicken Guard

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by wamayhew78, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. wamayhew78

    wamayhew78 In the Brooder

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    Last might mu husband was laughing, as it has become apparent that one of my six chickens will sleep in the doorway to the roost. Head facing out into the coop. And it is a different one each night.
     
  2. True Patriot

    True Patriot Sanity is subjective

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    They are amusing. :gig
    There may be reasons for the behavior though. What's the temperature inside the coop when they go in? They may be avoiding the heat. There possibly could be mites. Check once it's dark with a flashlight to see if anything is crawling around inside the coop. Look at any joints and cracks, also the underside of the roosting bars.
     
  3. holt hood

    holt hood Chirping

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    That’s funny, ours do the exact same thing. Every evening we go to close the pop door and there is almost always one guarding the door.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    I bet that is what they are doing.
     
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  5. N F C

    N F C snowing & blowing

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    You need a sign like this
    chicken guard.jpg

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  6. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Feather & Fur Whisperer

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    Hey, that’s my job!!!! 69AD98D0-105C-4DEF-A828-98D5C4C43D80.png
     
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