roosting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jorourke, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. jorourke

    jorourke New Egg

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    My girls don't want to go in the coop at night. Three out of six sit on the porch with me. I have tried going into the house, but they just sit on the porch. I have to carry them into the henhouse to lock them in at night. Are they spoiled? I didn't have this much trouble raising my children......Should I leave the gate open all night????[​IMG]
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Oh, no, don't leave the gate open at night.....so many night time predators! How old are your girls? If they won't go to the coop at night, I would recommend carrying them and putting them into the coop routinely each night. And then one evening, you'll be surprised, because they will do it themselves!

    Good luck!
     

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