Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rose Family, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. Rose Family

    Rose Family Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 17, 2013
    Hello. I bought my first 3 chicks about 2 weeks ago and my first hens a little over a week ago. I kept the hens cooped up for 6 sleeps before letting them free range. They leave the coop now as soon as I open the door in the morning and they put themselves to bed each night like clockwork. What I don't understand is when I have close to an acre for them to run around, they spend most of the day sleeping on the door step and pooping on my outdoor area concrete.?
  2. meloreskovich

    meloreskovich Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 14, 2013
    Maybe because its all still new to them? Their coop is where they feel safest. I would think after becoming a little more comfortable they will begin exploring more. That's what has happened with both my hens.

    Good luck!!

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