Chickens won't go into coop to roost

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Reignsmom, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. Reignsmom

    Reignsmom New Egg

    Apr 13, 2012
    So my chickens have recently come to live with me rather than my parents because of the lovely crowing rooster. We built a run for them that is 9x12 and simply put the little coop they had at my parents house inside the run. Now they won't go into their coop at night. They instead roost on the top of they coop within the run. They haven't started laying but I am not sure how to get the silly things inside the coop to their nesting boxes. Help....

    Secondly, any advice as to how to get the copious amounts of poo off their shingles, since now I can't tit either roof or all the poo falls into the coop? Thanks oh knowledgable BYC folks.

  2. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    This appears to be the same post as made elsewhere.


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