My chickens wont leave the coop?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fedexDan, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. fedexDan

    fedexDan Out Of The Brooder

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    How do you make your chickens leave thier coop? MMine are almost 3 weeks old but i have to shoo them out of their coop? What do I do
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Just leave the door open, and let them venture out on thier own. When they are comfortable with it, they will come out.
    At 3 weeks....they MIGHT be still a little young to be in the outside world. Mine dont get to venture out untill they are 8 weeks old, and FULLY feathered.
     
  3. ZykloniaDark-GothikRanchr

    ZykloniaDark-GothikRanchr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    also, if you are letting them out that young, make sure the area they are going into is FULLY netted or fenced!! Chicks that size are a tasty snack for any hawks in your area!![​IMG]
     
  4. fedexDan

    fedexDan Out Of The Brooder

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    oh my gosh! I didnt know they should stay inside! I<ll give them more time! thank you
     

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