Chickens won't go into chicken coop

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dhalle, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. dhalle

    dhalle New Egg

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    A tree fell very close to my chicken coop, so close that the branches moved the coop slightly. Since then my chickens will not go into the coop at night. I am not even sure if the chickens were in it at the time. It happen during the day and I let the chickens free roam in the yard during the day. What can I do to get them back into the coop? Thanks dhalle
     
  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Make sure that the birds can easily get into the coop, then you may need to show them that it's safe to be in there. I have had to give a number of chickens lessons on how to find the coop. It rarely takes more than a day or two before they figure things out for themselves.
     
  3. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! They will figure it out in time. Putting them in, so they know it is safe, will speed the process.

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  4. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    I forgot to say; Welcome from the soggy side of Washington State.
     
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  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]. Chickens are pretty adaptable and maybe need a a couple of days. Best of luck to you! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

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    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
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