Hen dug out of coop!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Mykee, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Mykee

    Mykee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Our small Buff Orpignton hen dug out of her coop this morning! We found her outside next to the coop, and there was a shallow hole at the end of the coop. Has this happened to anyone else? [​IMG]
  2. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    [​IMG] That's why I line the base of my coop with plastic...
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2011
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Some are real diggers!!! Yes indeed, it is quite common. IF you have a dirt floor and your coop is merely resting on the ground and there are no "footings", they'll eventually dig their way out. Bad news is that the predators will also do the same from the outside in.

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