my girls wont go outside!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by amysohner, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. amysohner

    amysohner New Egg

    Jun 6, 2011
    I have five new girls (7-9 weeks old) that we got exactly a week ago. We kept them in the coop for three days (as recommended by books), and then opened the window and placed them outside. I put them in early the first night, but the last three days they have not ventured out on their own. I know that they can get out of the window, and for the last two nights, they have come in on their own (after I put them out about 5pm), but i am just worried that they dont seem too adventurous. Is it ok that they don't go outside, or should i pick them up and put them out every morning?

    I should say that outside is an enclosed 13x6' pen.
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2011
  2. Saltysteele

    Saltysteele Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
    put their food and water outside. they'll go looking for it.

    as to being worried, why? i didn't feel like going outside today, myself [​IMG]

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