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Hiding under hen house

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by samon18, May 6, 2016.

  1. samon18

    samon18 New Egg

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    Hi All,

    First off I'm newly registered but have been a long time viewer of the BYC website.

    Our chickens are displaying some odd behaviour - they hide under their house but are not showing signs of brooding (happy to run around the garden when pen door is open)

    Also its not just one, but all three.

    Thank you in advance for all the help/advice

    Jamie
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Maybe they're spending time under there dust bathing and such? Do they sleep in the coop at night?

    If it really bothers you, you could let them out to range and close up the bottom with some wire while they're gone...
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Also :welcome

    :)
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    More info on your coop and run and location.
    Probably nice and cool under there with dry loose soil to dust and lounge in....and safe.
     

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