Chicken not comfortable outside?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lord_Cluckers, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. Lord_Cluckers

    Lord_Cluckers In the Brooder

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    My chickens are pretty lively in their closed off area, but when I bring them out into the backyard, they just sit and stay silent. How can I get them to be comfortable outside their area? I've already tried to feed them treats, but they won't eat them.
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    They are nervous about the change. Chickens HATE change. They'll overcome their fear if you make it a regular part of their routine.
     
  3. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Songster

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    I've had a few get out of their run when i'm changing water for feed. They don't go far and start looking for the way back in very quickly. If we let them alone they will start exploring a bit. Just watch out for predators. Good Luck
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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    Same for treats. Eventually they will figure out it tastes good.
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Yep, and then the treats won't come quick enough to suit them so they'll start knocking at the back door like mine are doing right now.
     

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