Chickens went into coop on their own tonight.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by grnhrn, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. grnhrn

    grnhrn In the Brooder

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    I took everyone's advice and placed treats up there ramp and a little in the coop for the past 2 nights. It looked like tonight I was going to have to do a round up after dark. I was coming back to the house and turned around to take one last look, and they were all marching into the coop. My son and I went back a few minutes later to close the door. One is roosting and the other three were in the nest (despite putting in some small pieces of lumber to try to keep them out). I think I will let them get by with being in the nesting box another night, just to make sure this was not a fluke. If they go in on their own tomorrow, then I will figure out something better to block off the nest. Thanks everyone for the help.
     
  2. lunkerchicken

    lunkerchicken Songster

    Isn't it great to see them do that on there own in such a short amount of time....
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  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Thats great. They learn where to go for safety. You shouldn't have any problem now.
     
  4. jwchicklady

    jwchicklady Songster

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    I blocked off my nesting boxes with chicken wire until they are ready to lay.
     

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