my chickens are turning into little piggies!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by notducky, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. notducky

    notducky Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 14, 2014
    I let the girls out every morning and they free range until evening everyday. It used to be I'd see them all over the yard scratching up the leaves to look for food but the past couple of days they've eaten the feeder dry them laid around in the sun all day. Not much scratching and foraging activity. And 4 of them won't even leave the coop! They roost and eat then roost and eat again. What's going on? Should I make them leave the coop? I should add that the 4 that won't leave the coop are the only egg layers, the rest are too young. Also they aren't laying eggs. Help!
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    If they are acting normal except for leaving the coop, they may have had a predator scare. Give them a couple more days to see if they get over it.

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