hens sleeping outside

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Raydco, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. Raydco

    Raydco New Egg

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    my four 23 week old red stars seem to be happy and doing well with two of them laying daily. I noticed some tiny mites in the coop and cleaned it out and spread around alot of DE. I think i have killed the mites but now three of the hens are sleeping outside in the pen and not in inside. One hen still goes in every night. Is it the mites that made the hens start sleeping outside and how do I get the other three to go back in to the coop?
     
  2. K Spot

    K Spot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try posting this in the Chicken Behaviours and Egglaying section [​IMG]
     
  3. Raydco

    Raydco New Egg

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    will do thanks
     
  4. whitt910

    whitt910 Out Of The Brooder

    I don't know if they're sleeping outside because of the mites or not, but I have one hen that sleeps outside in her run. If we move her into the coop at night she'll stay there, but otherwise she wants to sleep outside. I think she might be the lowest on the pecking order or maybe it's just too warm for her inside. I know this doesn't really help, but I also have one that sleeps outside.
     
  5. Raydco

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    thanks for the reply
     

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