In the Brooder
- Apr 14, 2011
we have a nice coop and attached run. nothing fancy, but comfy. but these girls do not sleep in the coop, they all huddle together in a corner of the run at night. even in the rain, i come home and they're soaked but in the run. i'm thinking they stayed outside most of the time at their original home and since they were already 4 months old when we got them, it's just their habit. i finally had to put their food pan in the coop just to get them in there at all. wondering where they'll decide to lay an egg, maybe the coop is just one big nesting box to themAnyway, is this ok? i guess it is for now, but what about winter time? should i shut them up in their coop for a day or so to let them know that's the place you're supposed to sleep? or do nothing, and just enjoy silly things!