PR wants to be house chicken?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Eugenefarmer, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Eugenefarmer

    Eugenefarmer New Egg

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    Sep 23, 2009
    Eugene, OR
    I have a flock of 3 hens, who are about 7 months old and have only started laying the last 3 weeks. NOt sure if that has anything to do with my current problem. Just recently, my Plymouth Rock has decided that she wants to roam around the house. Several times a day she will enter through the back door (which is left open for the dogs and cats) and proceed to wander around. She doesn't seem to be looking for anything in particular, although these are my first chickens, so I could be wrong. The other two used to follow her in the house, but after I chased them out several times they have not tried again.

    Olivia (the PR) on the other hand, will proceed to walk back in the house as soon as my back is turned. Currently I have taken to spraying her with a spray bottle, which seems to deter her for longer periods of time, but she is still persistant. Is she just curious or what? And is there any way I can teach her to stay out?

    She is very sweet and I wouldn't mind her roaming except for the ever present chicken poop. She also seems to do it more often when I am around. Do some chickens become attached to people? Thanks for any suggestions you might have.
     
  2. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    If she wants to be a house chicken let her [​IMG] There's a few people on here that make diapers for them to walk around in so they don't leave little packages around the house. She's probably both curious and attached to you [​IMG] Congratz on the house chicky!
     

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