Not going into Coop for NO reason.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 44Wolves, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. 44Wolves

    44Wolves Here is Your New Title

    Jun 28, 2009
    Tonight, when it's 20 Degrees out and the coop is like, 40, My 5 Hens wouldn't go inside the coop. Well, 1 did. So when I came home from my friends, my Brother told me they wouldn't go in. So I go next to the Coop where the stairs are and there are my 4 Hens, 1 Awake, the other 3 Asleep. So, I carry them into the coop and they roost and Whala! Any idea why 4 out of 5 didn't go in?

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Is there a draft on the roost area? Have you treated the coop for lice/mites lately? Mice/rats or snakes? Well ventilated, or does it smell of ammonia? Or maybe they just need to learn, and you will have to do this a few nights til they get the idea, especially if it is a new coop for them.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 16, 2011
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    OK, I'll bite, why didn't they go in?


  4. 44Wolves

    44Wolves Here is Your New Title

    Jun 28, 2009
    No, It's Not Drafty near the roosting Bar, it is a sealed Window and above there heads. I haven't treated it for Lice/Mites recently, and They are 1 yr 6 month old. This is the first time its happened, and they've had the coop since they were 1 month old. I'll get pics soon.

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