Nighttime Chase

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Royal Chicken, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Royal Chicken

    Royal Chicken New Egg

    Oct 18, 2012
    What do I do if one of my chickens gets loose and escapes? Lots and lots of trees surrounds my house, not to mention the creek a few yards away. I read in a book that chickens go into a stupor at nighttime and also that they try to go back to the same spot to sleep each night. Where would be a most likely place for a chicken to hide? In a tree? On a fence post? In the middle of the field? Would it be OK for me to take my dogs with me to find it?
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Chickens are good at finding their way home when it gets dark and it's unlikely they'll run far enough away to get lost. Unless they get a really big fright or something chases them.
    If one does sleep outside I'd suggest looking in trees. Roosting behaviour. Sleep high up.
  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    My chickens always come to the coop at night, after foraging for the day.


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