chickens not going into their coop??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lisa2013, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. Lisa2013

    Lisa2013 Out Of The Brooder

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    hi, i have 6 chicken which a laying great and up till the time change on the weekend would go into their coop on their own at about 730pm when it got dark. since the time change on Saturday when we go out at dark which is 6:00 all 6 are perched on the fence not in the coop???? the coop it clean and warm, i am new to this and just dont know :(. iam hoping someone can give me some insight.. thanks
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Something may be bothering them. They may have been frightened by a predator. It may be a bit small, not have enough ventilation, be dusty, have rats or snakes getting in, have lice/mites -- any number of things. If you are sure there is no problem, just bribe them in til they get the idea.
     

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