she just freaks out!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dallandrafae, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. dallandrafae

    dallandrafae In the Brooder

    Sep 23, 2011
    One of my girls seems to have an unusual problem. when the sun starts to go down and the others go to roost, Tufty freaks out big time. she runs around looking for them and wont go into the coop, she will sit on top of it and wait for me. Its getting me really worried, when it rains she gets soaked, when it snows she gets snowed on so i have to go and put her in. Whats wrong? is she scared of the dark? or is it something else? [​IMG] [​IMG]

  2. Katydid2011

    Katydid2011 Songster

    Apr 22, 2011
    West Coast USA
    You might want to try a nightlight of sorts and see if that helps. [​IMG]
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    My chickens do this if they can't find the door [​IMG]

    Nightlight would help!
  4. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Songster

    Nov 2, 2009
    North Texas
    I had to do that one night when I had a raccoon family left the coop open. I got the coon under control, but couldn't wrangle my girls in the dark, so I put a lamp in the coop, and they gravitated toward the light (where they could SEE), and all got back into the coop, though it took them a while to calm down.

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