I'm a failure as a chicken mom :)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by speakup4kids, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. speakup4kids

    speakup4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I recently built a real rough temporary run on the side of my coop for my chickens to have some outdoor time in during the day due to my roosters loud mouth issues. [​IMG]
    I started letting them go out in it Monday and all of them were in the coop when I went out to feed at night Monday, Tuesday and tonight except for this girlÂ…
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    The first night she was standing outside yelling at the coop frantic, then last night one of my silkie roosters was yelling out to her. Well tonight, I was a little bit late and I felt awful when I came home and she was sleeping all by herself in the middle of the run. It is pretty cold out and she was pretty pathetic out there. I couldn't figure out what the issue was and then it hit me [​IMG] she can't get back INTO the coop! There is about a one and a half foot high space between the ground and the door and all of the other chickens fly up to it. She can't fly! Tonight I stuck a long piece of wood out the coop door, she walked right up it and into the coop! [​IMG] Crazy chickens!
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Glad you figure out what you needed to do. If it were me, I'd trim a few of the feathers around her eyes. That's what I do with my polish hens.
     
  3. Kaceyx73

    Kaceyx73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't you know chickens can't fly?!?

    Of course my little ladies (RIR from hatchery) don't know that either. Couple of months ago, I added a sizable run on the other side of their coop. While I was finishing the side attached to the neighbors fence (4ft chain link) I decided to let them explore it a bit. Well, something spooked the first pullet to brave it and right over the fence she went!!! Much crowing and fussing later I managed to get her back into the original coop. Nah, you aren't a bad momma, young ones will always find some problem for you to figure out...
     
  4. LeezyBeezy

    LeezyBeezy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor girl! She's very very cute. Glad you figured it out!!
     

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