My Pullets won't leave the coop-not sure what to do !!!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chica57, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. chica57

    chica57 Songster

    Aug 25, 2009
    I transferred my pullets to the coop 2 weeks ago (11 of them) I have 15 hens already in there- they are still staying in the coop-well one of them only comes out when she hears my voice and then only hangs around my feet-as soon as I leave she runs back in-they do have seperate food and water-I just don't know if I should make them all go outside and close the hatch door or just wait a little longer-they are as big as the other hens and I did make them a shelter area when there in the run so they can hide if they need too. They are always just standing in the corner [​IMG]
  2. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Crowing 8 Years

    Jan 19, 2010
    Calvert County MD
    patience is a virtue.
    waiting is the answer. [​IMG]
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  3. satay

    satay oz-e-chick 9 Years

    Sep 2, 2008
    Esk Qld Australia
    I would leave them. They will come out when they are ready.
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2010
  4. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    I would try putting the outside but leave the door open. Maybe if they are all outside together they will like it.
    Mine wouldn't go out at all and I put them out and then it was like oh yea we get it now!! LOL!
    BUT i also had to put them back in! I did this for several weeks and then they starting doing it on there own.
  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Birds are funny about new things. I put a kiddie pool out for my ducks to enjoy in the scorching heat because my small pond dried up. The pool sat there untouched for a week before they would investigate it closely enough to realize what it was. They gave it a wide berth and refused to go near it. I was just about ready to pull it back out and put it away when they finally figured it out.

    Give your birds time. They will come out eventually.
  6. chica57

    chica57 Songster

    Aug 25, 2009
    I'll try putting them out and see what happens (with door open) I just thought the one that comes out to see me would tell the others ones "Wow its a new world out there!!-LOL!!! I have no problem being patient just wanted to make sure I wasn't doing something wrong !!!!!! THANKS!!!![​IMG]

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