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My chickens are scared of their coop..

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Katechicken, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. Katechicken

    Katechicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey guys,
    My chickens have been living in their coop for a few weeks now without a hitch. But two nights ago they freaked out and started flapping around in their coop. They now seem scared of the idea of their coop and resist going to bed in it. When I try to put them in, they flap around and cluck in panic.
    I don't know what to do!
    Help please!
     
  2. nanawendy

    nanawendy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Bellingham Wa
    I'd sure look closely for an intruder. How about a light to help them settle in? good luck [​IMG]
     
  3. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Snake??
     
  4. Katechicken

    Katechicken Out Of The Brooder

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    They have a light ( the same heat lamp they had when they were chicks) and I am positive there wasn't an intruder ( when the initial incident happened a girl started flapping around opened a lift up door, so the entire coop freaked out)
     
  5. Katechicken

    Katechicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I live in Victoria BC, and we don't have any...
     
  6. mikensara

    mikensara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    their coop is their sanctuary if they arent going in then it could be an intruder and maybe not one that tried to sneak in the daytime. maybe set a few traps around the coop and see if you catch anything.
     
  7. M.sue

    M.sue Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2011
    Michigan
    I would definitely set a few traps. Maybe bee/wasps nest hidden? Something scared them.
     
  8. Katechicken

    Katechicken Out Of The Brooder

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    My Chickens went into the coop on their own! Bless their little beaks...
    Thank you for the advice! ( Humane traps set)
     
  9. M.sue

    M.sue Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2011
    Michigan
    Quote:Glad to hear your good news!! [​IMG]
     

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