Girls won't go outside of coop

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CassyBernard, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. CassyBernard

    CassyBernard New Egg

    Mar 16, 2016
    New to chickening.....Bought 11 egg layer pullets last week. 7 goldens/browns, 4 austrolorps. It is winter in northern Ontario Canada. Snow on ground, temp -1 to -14. I did see the pullets outside where we bought them from. They have only been with us 6 days, and they don't want to go outside the coop. We have tried enticing them with treats of fresh fruit and veggies, sprinkled crumbles on ground outside and tried bringing them outside, they just head right back in. I know there is an adjustment time to a new place. We will be off for four days this weekend, and looking for tips or tricks to get them out of coop. Or should I worry about it until it is a little nicer out? Thanks for the help. Cassy
  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 21, 2015
    No where Nebraska
    How old are they? Some breeds are more timid then others and take longer to adjust.
    The way i got my EEs out as i stopped feeding them in the coop, they had to come outside to eat and drink, that brought them out.
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2016
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop

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