Chicken won't leave my garage

lnjacobs

In the Brooder
Jun 2, 2017
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I have a rather silly question. My flock was attacked by a stray dog and now I only have one hen left. I am trying to get more hens so that she is not alone, but while I'm looking she refuses to stay in her coop and will keep finding her way into my garage and will even come into the house when the kids let her in. She's very friendly, but I'm not sure it's healthy for her to be alone like this. Is this normal for hens who are alone or lonely? Should I try harder to keep her in her coop?
 

Ol Grey Mare

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She is traumatized and looking for the security of the flock. ...so yes, the behavior you noted is normal for such a bird. How soon do you think you'll be able to get her some feathered friends? Also, as you did recently have an attack it would be best to confine her to a predator proof area...either the coop or at the house
 

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