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Chickens in their new coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by oldchickenlady, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Songster

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    I don't know where to post this, but it involves the new coop so...I went out to the coop just before dark to see if the girls and Rudy were going to go into the coop by themselves (last night I put them in one by one). I have 6 Buff O's and 6 RIR's. All the Buff O girls were in the coop and all the RIR's were still outside, milling around looking confused! I just thought it was funny that they seemed to stick together by breed! As I watched a couple of the RIR hens went in, but Rudy the roo and the other 3 hens stayed out, pacing around acting agitated. I decided to let them figure it out as I had groceries to put up and supper to cook. I went back later to make sure they all got in and they did, except for one hen that was sitting right in the door. Silly chickens!
  2. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

    Oct 18, 2009
    Quote:They are silly birds. They usually figure it out. A nightlight inside the coop sometimes helps.
  3. Luke13:34

    Luke13:34 Songster

    Aug 3, 2010
    The Naugatuck Valley
    Quote:My CATS do that.. just to be annoying!
  4. Orchid

    Orchid Songster

    May 10, 2010
    North Central MN
    My rooster did that the other night, roosted right in the doorway. He was not amused when I gently pushed him inside so I could lock the door!
  5. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Songster

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    Well, tonight is their 4th night in the coop, and they are going in and roosting like they've been doing it for months. I had to put them in the first night, second night all the buff o's went in, but the rir's took longer to figure it out, 3rd night they all went in except for one hen who slept in the doorway, I picked her up and put her on the roost. Tonight...all in on the roost...life is good!
  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    Silly Choock'ns! [​IMG]
  7. chickenray

    chickenray In the Brooder

    Mar 23, 2010
    My RIR always stays up later than the BO... Night chicks....
  8. 3chimama

    3chimama Songster 8 Years

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Same thing happened to me! After a few days, they all go in just fine.
  9. dldolan

    dldolan WineNChooks 7 Years

    Aug 11, 2010
    Sonoma County, CA
    After ten days my five are finally all going in their new house at night...except for the one blue cochin who can't decide if she should NOT...about every other night. ARGH!!! Dufus chicken.
  10. hallerlake

    hallerlake Songster

    May 30, 2010
    Quote:My FBCM is always last to bed, and my Ameracauna is always first. I can count on waiting for Carmen to get inside so I can close the door.

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