problem solved -Momma can't get babies back into coop

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by McGoo, May 9, 2011.

  1. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've got 2 momma and 3 babies - not alot right now, but seems that they cannot get the little one back into the coop at night. one momma goes inside and the other seems to stay outside. They hid under her. Now when I push her into the coop the 3 little babies just peep peep peep and don't get the idea... then softy... momma #2 goes back outside and then hide under her. I've pushed and prodded with a long handled duster to move momma and babies ....but I end up putting them inside ... including momma.

    Suggestions needed! [​IMG] I've done this before and usually it is only one little one that takes a day or two to catch on. This is day 4... and they can't stay outside!
    Last edited: May 10, 2011
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I'd just keep doing it til they caught on. I guess some chickens are quicker learners than others. Here's hoping they catch on soon for you!
  3. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    thanks. That's what I'll have to do. Problem is I won't be able to do it on Wed night so I hope they catch on soon. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    So tonight was a little better. At least the two momma's went inside and I was able to coax the little ones....put them on the ramp to go in. One went up on her own. yahoooo. herding baby chicks is not an easy thing to do [​IMG]
  5. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Last night I was persistent and the 2nd momma figured it out and went inside and kept calling them... Tonight she started early and went inside and called them... they did it on their own. Then she came back outside for a bit and did it again!! All on their own!!! Now I won't be so concerned leaving them for a bit under the 'not as concerned' hands of my wonderful dh. [​IMG]

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