My girls sleeping outside their coop at night :(

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  1. hali74

    hali74 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi guys, my first thread and first time having hens :)

    I've had my girls for about 4 weeks now and I've started to notice they sit outside their little house.. I've designated an area in my garden for them and they seem to just sit on the fence at night...
    Their coop/house is plastic with lots of straw and sand - next boxes, water and food... Am I doing something wrong? I'm worried they'll get cold outside.. :( any help is appreciated

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. hali74

    hali74 Out Of The Brooder

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    Whoops think I've made a thread in the wrong section lol
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I'd worry more about predators getting them. Could you put them inside the coop at dusk and lock them in, until they relearn that is where they sleep?
     
  5. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Welcome and enjoy BYC!
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    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Sandstorm495 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC!
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! In order to get them to roost where they're supposed to, you need to confine them to the coop/run for at least a week and you may have to keep putting them inside the coop until they get the idea, good luck to you.
     

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