Chickens won’t go to bed at night.

Lomcewen

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So we recently had one of our supposed to be hens turn into a rooster.. where we live in massachusetts we can’t have roosters so we rehomed him to a beautiful farm. But a couple weeks before he left he started trying to mate with our hens and as it became more frequent we noticed we would have chickens sleeping on their roof at night instead of inside. So we thought it was most likely because of the rooster behavior also he’s a brahama so he was huge. We got rid of our rooster yesterday however last night the hens were still sleeping on the roof. Is it possible we have to retrain them to go back inside? I’ve checked for signs of mites there were none and we’ve cleaned their coop.
 

humblehillsfarm

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So we recently had one of our supposed to be hens turn into a rooster.. where we live in massachusetts we can’t have roosters so we rehomed him to a beautiful farm. But a couple weeks before he left he started trying to mate with our hens and as it became more frequent we noticed we would have chickens sleeping on their roof at night instead of inside. So we thought it was most likely because of the rooster behavior also he’s a brahama so he was huge. We got rid of our rooster yesterday however last night the hens were still sleeping on the roof. Is it possible we have to retrain them to go back inside? I’ve checked for signs of mites there were none and we’ve cleaned their coop.
If you can catch them and put them inside, a few days of this should retrain them. Worst comes to worse if the weather is manageable and not too hot, lock them in the coop for a day and they should quickly relearn where to go to bed.
 

aart

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So we recently had one of our supposed to be hens turn into a rooster.. where we live in massachusetts we can’t have roosters so we rehomed him to a beautiful farm. But a couple weeks before he left he started trying to mate with our hens and as it became more frequent we noticed we would have chickens sleeping on their roof at night instead of inside. So we thought it was most likely because of the rooster behavior also he’s a brahama so he was huge. We got rid of our rooster yesterday however last night the hens were still sleeping on the roof. Is it possible we have to retrain them to go back inside? I’ve checked for signs of mites there were none and we’ve cleaned their coop.
Yes.
How old are these birds, in weeks or months?
Pics of your coop and run, please.
 

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