Chickens Acting Weird at Sunset

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bluenow, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. bluenow

    bluenow Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey everyone,

    I got 2 pullets about a week ago and every night around sunset I go out to put them to bed and they're acting weird. They peck at the metal wire around the run and windows, start making a lot of noise, and even jump up on the windows and metal wire as if they're trying to get out. Any thoughts on what's going on? The rest of the day they act normal so it caught my attention.

    Thanks,
    Brian
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    They still don't quite feel at home. Eventually they will settle in and go to roost on their own. Chickens hate change.
     
  3. bluenow

    bluenow Out Of The Brooder

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    That makes sense. Thanks! Any thought on why they only do it at sunset?
     

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