My chickens aren't sleeping in their coop anymore.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ORtechMamahen, Nov 13, 2016.

  1. ORtechMamahen

    ORtechMamahen New Egg

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    We started with a commercial built coop and run for 6 chickens. We aren't allowed to free range. We have since added onto their run, but the chickens sleep on a roost outside of their henhouse when they used to sleep inside before. Will they instinctively go inside as it gets colder?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Have you checked the coop to make sure that there is not a red mite infestation?
     
  3. farmgirllvo

    farmgirllvo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will eventually get cold enough, maybe. You could try locking them in the coop where you want them to sleep, lock them in before bed time and until it's time to wake up.
     
  4. Howard E

    Howard E Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you share a photo of this commercial built coop?
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Ditto Dat^^^^
     

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