Scared Chickens

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Charlie Mack, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Charlie Mack

    Charlie Mack In the Brooder

    Mar 6, 2012
    At night I lock up my chickens in their house. In the morning I let them out and stay in the yard with them for a while. But...when I leave they run to the hen house and refuse to come out. Every now and then one will scoot to the waterer but immediately run back. This has been going on for three weeks now. Nine hens are only laying 3 eggs every other day...somebody please help me out. THANX........

  2. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    I would check the area closely because something is making them nervous....possibly a predator out of sight, something in the environment that is unsettling to is going to take some investigating to sort this one out.

    Laying could be just temperature related or something is stealing the eggs?
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2012
  3. Mattemma

    Mattemma Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    It takes me forever to find the hawks that are sitting in the trees,but the chickens zero in on them in seconds and are skittish.

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