Chickens want to stay in coop

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lovetoquilt1031, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. lovetoquilt1031

    lovetoquilt1031 New Egg

    Apr 16, 2009
    I bought ready to lay pullets 2 weeks ago. They have not started laying but on sunny days they want to stay in the coop. On rainy days they want to stay outside all day. Should I close up the coop on sunny days so they can get the necessary light needed?. They have protection from aerial predators, fencing from land predators and they have shade underneath the coop.
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2009
  2. HarlansHollowFarms

    HarlansHollowFarms bana-bhuidseach anns gára

    Jan 16, 2009
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    I am really not sure about your question, but I know it will not hurt them to be put up when it rains, and they will eventually go out when the sun is shining!
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  4. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I moved my chicks out to the coop last year I locked them inside for a couple days so they would know that was their home. After a couple days they were slow to come out. Do you have a metal roof on the coop that makes alot of noise when it rains? Anyway I'm sure in a couple weeks they will be acting normal.
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