Re-homed a rooster and now the hens won't leave their coop.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by stephaniej2004, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. stephaniej2004

    stephaniej2004 Out Of The Brooder

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    We had to re-home a rooster this week and ever since, our hens won't leave the coop! We used to get two eggs a day in the nest box, now we are getting one a day on the ground of the run. I haven't even seen them come out to eat! Will this pass?
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2012
  2. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's normal. Usually a hen will take lead and take the flock outside but it may take a few weeks for them to adjust.
     
  3. stephaniej2004

    stephaniej2004 Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow. Had no idea! Thanks so much for replying.
     
  4. Txwingnut

    Txwingnut Out Of The Brooder

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    They lost their leader.
     

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