One Chicken not going in at night

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Shari6083, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. Shari6083

    Shari6083 Chirping 5 Years

    Jul 11, 2013
    Moscow, ID
    All of a sudden I have one chicken who has decided to not go in the chicken house at night. She doesn't seem to be getting picked on and she seems to be one of the stronger personalities. Should I be concerned? Anyone know why she would not go in with the rest of the chickens?

  2. jeremyhodges

    jeremyhodges Chirping

    Aug 29, 2013
    San Diego
    I'm not sure if this will be helpful with your situation, but here's what I went through: I am a first time chicken owner and none of my five girls would go up into the coop at night. I would go to the run every night and pick them up and put them inside their coop. After reading many threads on this website, I went to Home Depot and bought an inexpensive closet light that is magnetic. I put it inside the coop and turned it on at dusk and all of my girls "went into the light" and walked themselves into the coop. I used the lights for three nights and never needed them again. Not sure why your hen would decide suddenly to not go inside, but the light trick might help if nothing else did.

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