Chickens not coming out of coop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ColeB, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. ColeB

    ColeB New Egg

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    I have had 6 hens for about 3 months. 4 days ago they stopped coming out of their coop. Been up there ever since. Egg laying normal (5 to 6 eggs each day) My son-in law says he has the same problem. He lives 60 miles away. What happened??? They won't tell me. Any ideas?
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Too bad we can't understand their language. I have a couple of guesses: maybe there has been a predator lurking about or perhaps they are reacting to some change in weather (either a really bad storm or perhaps they don't like it outside if it has been really windy or sunny)

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  3. ColeB

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    Thank You! Thought about all those, I'm going with the wind. It HAS been REALLY, REALLY, windy! Like 25 to 35 mile an hour winds. But, I have them in a well protected grove. Wind died down today so we'll see what happens. (Let you know) Thanks again for the welcome and info!

    I guess the yoke's on me, it was an owl!
     
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