Someone help with my finicky birds!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NKnerr, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. NKnerr

    NKnerr New Egg

    May 26, 2012
    Our Barred Rock (1 rooster and 1 hen) and two RIRs have refused to go into their coop at night. There is a small tree near their area and they are nesting in there are night. How can I "retrain" my gang to use their coop? (These are my first birds, so I appreciate the help!)
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland

    I had the same problem with a few of my chickens. They preferred the tree in their run to the coop. So, every evening we had to climb up a ladder, pluck a few chickens from the tree and put them in the coop. Thankfully, after a few days of this they went in there by themselves!

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