pecking coop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rancher hicks, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Crowing

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    I got chickens pecking the side of their coop. It's painted with "kilz" primer. I had intended to paint it but now wonder if I just shouldn't cover the siding with unpainted/treated wood paneling. It looks bad. These are hens and you would think they'd be making the place look pretty. Hanging curtains and planting flowers. I must have gotten low classed hens. This is a high classed neighborhood and I can't have a trashy looking coop. Anyone have any ideas what to do, to stop them or put something up that won't look bad? Glad I didn't put up the window box. Next thing you know they'll have junk cars all over the place.
     
  2. Holly O

    Holly O Songster

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    TOO FUNNY!

    sorry no solution for you though.
     
  3. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Songster

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    Mine pecked at the paint for the first few days but realized it wasn't food and left it alone. Maybe they will quit after a while. Sounds like they may be getting board.
     
  4. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Crowing

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    Do you mean bored? Oh now I get it "board" cause the coops made out of boards. Ha, Ha. That too, but it still isn't good. Anyhow they've been doing it for a while. I've decided to glue pictures of my mother in law on the side of the coop that way me and the chickens will both get some enjoyment out of their pecking.
     

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