Restless hens

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by sunshynertc, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. sunshynertc

    sunshynertc In the Brooder

    Sep 1, 2014
    My hens were all restless and noisy this morning. Their cries were different to the "I just laid an egg" cry. They are free range. I went to check up on the hens and found all the eggs out of the nest and broken and the nesting box toppled over. I had checked the hens about 40 minutes earlier and found the nesting box knocked over. I have locked the hens up in the chicken run. They are distressed. How can I figure out what is getting into the coop and how can I calm them down?

  2. One thing you can try is a pan of water in the pen on a dry board, as a raccoon can not resist water and will leave foot prints.
  3. My flock sometimes gets upset when a hawk comes but treats like some popcorn calms them down.

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