Help with my hens ! I've added new birds now they are on strike

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dott2424, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. Dott2424

    Dott2424 In the Brooder

    Apr 1, 2014
    This last week I've added two new hens with my 7 month old hens. Now there has been some pecking and bickering but the problem is my 3 hens don't want to go int o the coop at night. They free range most of the day while the new girls will chill in the run and around the coop. I have an automatic door that shuts in the evening but I found that they have been hanging under a tree cuddled together.
    Any advise ?
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2014
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Sounds like you'll have to hand carry them in until they get used to the new birds. A couple nights of putting them on the roost after dark should be sufficient.

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