Chickens not going in coop??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 14chickmama, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. 14chickmama

    14chickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 6, 2011
    My chickens are 14 weeks old they were doing reLly good and was going in there coop everynight before dark. Well now the last 5 days Ive found them huddled in a corner if the run. So I put a light in the coop and they seem to go in when I turn it on. When I first put them out there at about 7 weeks old I had the heat lamp on every night. Then I quit. Sooo what's up with them? Are they scared or something?
  2. jinxschuh

    jinxschuh Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2011
    Northern Utah
    I found that mine did the same thing after taking the heat lamp off. Now I leave a light on in their coop til about an hour after dark to give them time to settle in then go lock them in and turn out the lights before I put myself to bed.
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2011

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