my hens do not like their coop

pamelasfaith

Hatching
7 Years
May 9, 2012
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0
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I have three hens that will not go in the coop part of the cage. We have a large run and a coop attached to it but they never go in it. They all sleep on a rowel we have in the corner of the run. Our coop has 4 boxes two on each side and two wood bars going across but they will not go in. They ar 5 months old. What can I do to get them to go in them? When I put them up there they fly right down. Please let me know. Thanks Pamela
 

enel 1

Songster
7 Years
Mar 19, 2012
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24
103
eastern washington
or you could stick them in the coop after they have roosted and they will wake up in side,if you do this a couple times they'll catch on.
 

pamelasfaith

Hatching
7 Years
May 9, 2012
5
0
7
Thanks first we built the run then added the coop. I took down the dowels to see what they do I guess I could shut them in for the night and see what happens. It has plenty of room.thew will not have food or water at night I guess that should b ok.
 

jbeck013

Chirping
8 Years
Apr 30, 2012
26
3
77
Maryland
My Coop
I just went through the same thing with my 4 ladies. Got them last week. The first 6 days they would try to sleep outside. I'd pick them up and put them in the coop each night. Last night it clicked. They went straight to the coop at dark. Tonight they all walked in a straight line in the coop at dusk.

I had tears in my eyes. :)
 

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