Is it normal?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shannon84, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. shannon84

    shannon84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, my hens have been staying in the coop on their roost all day since it's gotten cold here. But my rooster will go out and do his thing. Why won't the hens go and free range with him or even the run? Thanks guys!
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    He probably just likes (or tolerates) the cold more than the hens do. Each chicken has a different personality, and roosters do tend to be more adventurous. My hens certainly don't like the cold--they are currently spending almost the entire day up in the sheltered portion of their coop, even though their run is snow free and protected from the wind with plastic.
     
  3. shannon84

    shannon84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh okay, that's good to know then! this is my first winter with chickens and I was getting concerned about the hens staying in the coop most of the day while my roosters was being his normal adventurous self. Seems miserable to be in a coop all the time ugh I feel bad for them. But I guess they like it that way. [​IMG] Thank you for your response!
     

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