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

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    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

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    Chickens HATE change. They will adapt to the new 'bedding', but it may take a while.
     

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