Help! Chickens won't walk on sand!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BantyChickenLuv, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. BantyChickenLuv

    BantyChickenLuv Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2012
    Last night, I changed from shavings to sand in my coop. Today, when I got up and went to check on them, they weren't walking on the coop floor! 2 we're on the roost, and they other in the nesting box. They will go get their food/water, but soon after that they go back to their places! Why do they do this? I had to bribe them with mealworms to get them to walk to the middle of the coop. Then they went back. Please help!
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Chickens HATE change. They will adapt to the new 'bedding', but it may take a while.

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