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

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    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 7 Years

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    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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