Chickens on bales

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tuckslittlefarm, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. Tuckslittlefarm

    Tuckslittlefarm New Egg

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    Last night I had a chicken sleeping on haybales idk why but I had her in the net but she got out and ran into the trees and she just started Doing This

    I have about 30 chickens so I don't know if that has something to do with it
    And she is one of the first birds I had
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Chickens do like to roost high so that they can feel safe from predators. Do your birds free range and that is why she was able to get on the hay and then the trees? You could try putting her in a run do she can't escape and can only go to the coop to roost.

    Wishing you the very best of luck in getting her back into the coop on an evening.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I hope you can catch her and lock her in the coop. She has to be retrained to go there. Outside she is a sitting duck for predators. Do you know if she is being bullied and maybe that is why she avoids the coop? Or is you coop overcrowded? Chickens should have 4-5 sq.feet per bird in the coop excluding nest boxes and roosts, and 10 sq. feet per bird in the outdoor run.

    Do you have a covered run you can keep her in outside, so she is protected.?
     
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  6. N F C

    N F C Happy T-Day! Premium Member Project Manager

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    x2 on Drumstick diva's comments and questions.
     
  7. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!
     
  8. Tuckslittlefarm

    Tuckslittlefarm New Egg

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    Chickens are free range they get out at noon and put back in from around 7 to 8 and they have put your father room and she is one of the original birds she's always sitting by the rooster so I know if he's starting to pack her or something
     

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