Chicken won't leave the coop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tanka, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. Tanka

    Tanka Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen that my rooster injured. I set up a chicken hospital in the basement and she was in there for about 2 weeks. Now she is fully healed so I brought her back out to the coop. Now she won't leave. She sits on the roost most of the time and occasionally in the nesting box. She hasn't laid an egg through her injury and she is also molting. There's food in the coop but I don't think she's eating. I took her out of the coop and she just ran right back in. Is she just scared? I let my rooster out to free range because I know she would be nervous around him. What do you think I should do?
     

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