sick of poopsicles - and they're still molting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nuchickontheblock, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. nuchickontheblock

    nuchickontheblock Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2010
    south portland, maine
    At least the poopsicles are easier to clean up; but the girls are still molting and won't even go into their covered enclosed run. . . they are just hunkering down in the coop.

    and forget going out in the snowy yard. [​IMG]
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    This too shall pass. It'll be spring and hotter than hades here soon.
  3. Raen

    Raen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2010
    My girls refuse to go into their covered, enclosed run, either. There isn't even any snow in there! Gonna be a long winter for the chickies...
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Who can blame them??? I usually sit outside with my girls several times a day for visiting/socialization. Even with three layers of pants and a down coat, my butt was COLD today and I did very little chicken visiting. And THIS is why so many suggest building coops larger than the minimums suggested... [​IMG]
  5. maizy'smom

    maizy'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2011
    Philadelphia suburbs
    My husband opened the coop this morning, but no one wanted to come down. I took them out some warm yogurt and mash....coaxed them out for a few nibbles, then straight back into the coop. Brought them warm water to replace the earlier, now "hard" water. No interest. Finally, when I looked into the coop and saw all four of them bellied up to the cinderblock with the light bulb under it to keep the inside waterer from freezing, I just closed the pop door to cut down the drafts, and called it a day. But, kudos to Agnes, who managed to lay me an egg any way. She's such a good girl.

  6. kjfrogster41

    kjfrogster41 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 30, 2011
    Belfast, ME
    Got to wade in. My girls, RIRs, love being out in their enclosed pen even in sub-zero temps. They do go inside the hen house after their morning "snack" but that's to lay eggs. I do sit out with them a bit every day, you know to socialize. Even with my long johns on under lots of layers, I get too cold for much time with them. I did open the pen the other day, just to see how they would deal with all the snow (this is their first winter). They ran out, realized they didn't like that white stuff and quick ran back inside. Lordy, I am looking forward to Spring.
  7. Rosaleen

    Rosaleen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2011
    Danville, Vermont
    My ladies are ready and waiting for me in the morning to let them out into their run. They come into the coop to hit the nesting boxes but then go back outside till around 4:00 and then they can be found on their roosts back inside. And yeah, they're not too excited about the snow.

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