chickens huddling in the corner

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Cheryl, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. Cheryl

    Cheryl Songster

    The girls (going on 15 weeks) have been in their new coop for 2 nights and spend both nights in the corner, last night I tired picking a couple up and putting them on their roost, but they still went to the corner..any ideas?
  2. Cheryl

    Cheryl Songster

    Where is spell check?!!![​IMG]
  3. ajcress

    ajcress Songster

    Dec 14, 2007
    Masontown, WV
    I am not sure where the spell check is either!
    Do you have heat in your coop??
  4. Cheryl

    Cheryl Songster

    thermo cube, with a heat lamp on one side and a flat panel on the other...on at 35, off at 45, and I am worried that it is too cool for the young chickens...not sure if I should order a plug in thermostat with higher numbers, cause I certainly can't run out every hour and plug-in then unplug the heat!
  5. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

    May 8, 2007
    These are the chickens that have been living indoors, right? They may need to cuddle, until they adapt to the new ambient temperature. How do they behave during the day? If you look through their window, are they huddled together, or are they behaving normally? If they are behaving normally during the day, they are probably ok. If they are huddled in a corner during the day, then I would worry.
  6. peeps7

    peeps7 Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    I have chicks about that age and they huddle in the corner with each other. It's normal I guess. [​IMG]
  7. Chatychick

    Chatychick Songster

    Jul 9, 2007
    Blue Mound, Kansas
    Mine do this everytime I put something new in their coop like it something thats going to eat them. Even when they are younger in their brooder I put a piece of wod in there for them to roost on and you would of thought it was a booger...Depending on how cold it is there where you live they might be doing this till they get used to the weather...from brooder to ouotside is a shock sometimes. They should be OK soon.

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