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Following Me Out Her Coop?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cookie_chick, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. cookie_chick

    cookie_chick In the Brooder

    Mar 31, 2007
    my chicken wont stop following she's been outside at night for the last few nights she loves it but last night she was happy but missing me.i went to make sure she was ok and when i opened the door she came running for me i hugged her put her in her bed and tried to leave but she kept on following me i kept putting her back and tapping her on her beak to stop.

    is it normal for her to follow me???

    I NEED ANSWERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    thanks again guyz

  2. MTchick

    MTchick Songster

    Feb 2, 2007
    Western Montana
    She's lonely, and maybe a little scared to be out at night. Perhaps you could give her a little stuffed animal to sleep with and play the radio very softly to make her feel like other chickens are nearby. That might make her feel less alone, and then she won't follow you as much.

  3. Freebie

    Freebie Songster

    Feb 4, 2007
    Bloomingdale, MI
    Oh the poor baby, please try what MTchick said and let us know if that works. (Or why not get her just one friend.)
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2007
  4. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Songster

    Mar 29, 2007
    I think a 'friend' for her would be a good idea. keep in mind chickens are 'flock' birds. It is not natural for them to be all alone. She probably considers you as her flock and that is why she tries to stay with you.
  5. livestock101

    livestock101 In the Brooder

    Mar 13, 2007
    Yeah, my first thought was she needs another friend ASAP. It's not gonna cost hardly any more to feed another chicken and I think it would help alot as you cant be with her all the time.
  6. cookie_chick

    cookie_chick In the Brooder

    Mar 31, 2007
    ok ill try that thanks what about the heat of australia?
    its really hot over here even in autumn and im scared she might get overheated will she be ok??
  7. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Songster

    Apr 11, 2007
    Galesburg, IL.
    Ensure that she has good ventilation and a good southern window. Other than that I don't know how to keep her cool. I understand your plight though. Although we have 15 chicks, I have a Rhode Island White pullet sound asleep on my shoulder as I type this message. Seems like they get attached and vice versa. Best of luck to you! [​IMG]
  8. cookie_chick

    cookie_chick In the Brooder

    Mar 31, 2007
    thanks guyz

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