Girls not returning to Coop at night.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chicken_Hubster, May 11, 2010.

  1. Chicken_Hubster

    Chicken_Hubster In the Brooder

    May 4, 2010
    Dillsburg, PA
    So they have been in the coop for about 1 1/2 weeks now and they haven't gone back into their coop yet. Its not a huge deal i just worry right now cuz its cold at night. I've been manually putting them up top with the heat lamp but i'm hoping they get the idea soon. I was wondering how long it took your chickens to want to sleep in their coop at night? Here is a pic of mine to give you an idea.

  2. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Songster

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    You can always lock them in 24/7 for a week or so... that tends to work well.
  3. sheaviance1

    sheaviance1 Songster

    Apr 7, 2010
    It only took my 6 wk olds a couple of days, but my 3 week olds come running to the gate cheeping loudly for me to come and put them up for about a week. Now, they go in on their own every night, once i showed them what the ramp was for. I had to put them on the ramp and nudge them all the way up.

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