Chickens won't sleep in coop

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MelandDadchix, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. MelandDadchix

    MelandDadchix New Egg

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    I am a new and proud father of 6 chickens that my daughter has "forced" me to adopt. I have just introduced them to their outside coop and run after about a month in my garage living in a plastic baby pool. For some reason they have decided to sleep in the dirt under the coop instead of inside of it. Should I lock them in the coop at night? Should I block off the area under the coop? Should I super glue their tiny feet to the roosting bars? (JUST KIDDING) Thanks for any suggestions. [​IMG]
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]You could put them in the coop at night for a few days so they get the idea. Also I would temporarily fence off the area under the coop and see if they get the message. They would be safer in their coop at night, instead of being outside with lots of night predators.
     
  3. buffswiger

    buffswiger Out Of The Brooder

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    I kept mine in their coop for a week with food and water..then let them out in the run after. It done the trick....[​IMG]
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, MelandDadChix, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our flock! I concur with the above two posters. Good luck to you!
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined us!
     
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