Hen not roosting in coop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Pheasant283, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. Pheasant283

    Pheasant283 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 23, 2011
    I have 4 young production reds and 4 young ameraucanas, about 4 months old. Out of the 8 hens 1 production red hen says out in the pen and sleeps in a dog house I have in the pen for the ducks (that they dont use), while the other 7 roost in the coop. Also when I feed them all of the chickens and ducks come running except for that one hen, Is she anti social? Sick?
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Quote:My guess would be, she is at the bottom of the pecking order and avoiding harrassment. Is there room for a second roost? Or, if the dog house is secure from predators, you could just let her sleep where she chooses.

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