Silver speckled hens not coming out of coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by nrieff, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. nrieff

    nrieff Hatching

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    I just got 2 hens that are 8 months old. They haven't left their coop to go enjoy the 4x10 run attached to their coop. They have been in the coop for 3 days. Is this normal?
     
  2. wildknives

    wildknives Chirping

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    I too am a newbie, but it seems to me if you coax them out with food they may be inclined to go exploring.
     
  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    Welcome! They are freaked out by the move, and will come out when they are ready. Spreading a little scratch feed in the run will encourage them, and just be patient. Mary
     

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