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My Girls Wont Move!!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by AmericaunaMama, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. AmericaunaMama

    AmericaunaMama Out Of The Brooder

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    Last week I had to relocate the coop into another part of the yard, but ever since the girls just roost on the gate near the old location! In addition, they are just laying on the ground in the old spot, instead of the nesting box attached to the coop. Some of them will lay in the box one day then back on the ground the next.

    Every night I have to get them off the fence and tuck them in bed one at a time. Not that I mind the one on one time, but last night we were out and it was cold and raining, and they just say there soaking wet trying to sleep all huddled up on the gate.

    During the day they go in and out of the coop. Our yard isn't very big so it's not like they can't find it.

    Any suggestions on how to get them to bed at night? A nightlight maybe??

    Thanks!
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    My girls did that for a while. After doing what your doing (putting them up at night) they did it on their own. A nightlight might work. Ive heard chickens are attracted to light.
     

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