Chickens Abandoned Coop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mommafambro, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. mommafambro

    mommafambro In the Brooder

    Aug 9, 2014
    Our free rangers have always put themselves to bed in the coop except for one prefers a bush since her rooster had to find a new home. Last night I heard a racket in the coop and ran out to look. 2 hens were in the run area seemingly frightened while the other 2 were firmly on the same roost. Lots of feathers but no other sign of intruder. Tonight they all have picked the bush or porch for resting tonight. Thoughts?

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Lock the coop and catch and eliminate the predator.
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Something is either getting into the coop or attempting to get into the coop. You need to make sure they are closed in every night.

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