one chicken doesn't use the coop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by oceanbird, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. oceanbird

    oceanbird Out Of The Brooder

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    I adopted a chicken from a friend about 4 months ago. All but one of her chickens were eaten by a fox so she felt bad for the last one and wanted it to be with other chickens. My 6 chickens are a year old and RIR the new one is a Golden Pencil Hamburg. I did all of the things suggested on this board to introduce her to the flock and they got along quite well for the first two months. Now she refuses to sleep in the coop even during crazy rain storms- she stays outside and gets soaked. I'm afraid she won't come in during the winter. What can I do. She is also a bit wild so I can't pick her up or get anywhere near her.
     
  2. oldegger

    oldegger Out Of The Brooder

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    When it gets dark you should be able to pick her up and place her in the coop. After a couple of times she may get the idea.
    Unless she is getting picked on.
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2008
  3. oceanbird

    oceanbird Out Of The Brooder

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    She is way too wild for that even at night- I have tried believe me.
     
  4. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    VA
    lock her i the coop every night for two or three days?
     

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