HELP - Pekin bantam won't go to bed in coop - at the end of my rope

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Aussie new mum, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. Aussie new mum

    Aussie new mum Out Of The Brooder

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    Aug 21, 2008
    Brisbane, Queensland
    I have an 18 week old pekin bantam I got when she was 6 weeks old. The other one is 12 months old. The younger one had been going to roost on the car (the carport is just a couple of meters from the coop) so I locked them both in the coop for a few days. I let them out to free range again and she started putting herself to bed in the coop. She suddenly stopped again and I had to go and get her and put her in the coop. Both chickens seem to be getting along fine. A tree fell on our house a week ago and I had to move the coop (only 3 meters from where it was) so I built a temp run and left them both in for 2 days. Let them out and young one went to carport again so I put the run back up and left them both in there for 5 days. I let them out today and the young one went to bed on the car in the carport. Is there anything else I can do? Do I need to leave them locked up longer? Please any help would be appreciated as I worry if I am not home by dusk to put her to bed she may not be safe. Not a lot of predators as I am in Qld Aust but still a worry.
     
  2. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    I would try locking them up again, this time for a little bit longer. That should help !!
     

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