Chickens won't go in the coop

jessyjo

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Mar 6, 2016
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recently my rooster was attacked by a neighborhood dog and now my chickens are all out of sorts. Constantly cackling and worried and now they will not sleep in the coop. They go in there to lay and eat and come right back out. I completely cleaned out the coop and put new stuff in but still they seem fearful. Any suggestions? It makes me so sad :(
 

penny1960

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so not sure it was a dog? how old was he ? is your run covered ?
or do they run free sorry for all the questions by the way I am PennyJo :frow
 

jessyjo

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Mar 6, 2016
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Barnstead,nh
No, I am sure it was a dog. He was ok for a few days then disappeared. He seemed sore at first but then ok. He was not old, maybe a few years. Not attacked in the coop. (Unless a completely different incident that I didn't see happened, but I didn't see or hear or hear anything) they are free range but have always gone in the coop for the night.
 

penny1960

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then I am fairly certain they are freaked by the loss of the cockerel you may end up
going out to physically place them in the coop but give a bit of time maybe a few days.
Do you feed them in the coop is there water for them in the coop here I go again with questions
 
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