Sleeps in the tree in the front yard...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicksinthemachine, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 2 year old Lucky(hen) doesn't want to co-habitate with the little ones and I don't know if I should just let her be or force her to sleep in the pen. Any advice?
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Has she ever cohabitated with any other chickens? Sometimes, if they've been free ranged for so long it's very difficult to suddenly pen them up. I've got one of those myself. I gave up and let her stay out, it was less stressful on me and the birds. When I did have her in the pen she would cry & cry, she hated the rooster, she'd get out any little hole she could squeeze herself out of. One hen just wasn't worth all the trouble. She's been around for about 4 years, since I've lived there.
     

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