Teaching chickens to go in at night on their own

SunnyDayz

Songster
9 Years
Apr 9, 2010
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Sunny FL
So my roos started crowing a week or so ago. They crow all.day.long. They know what room in the house that I am in, and go right to the window and 'call' me... is this weird?? I was in the office and they knew it. The bathroom? Yup, right outside the window!


What I want to know is, will they ever learn to go in the coop on their own at night? They crow and crow until I put them up around 8 every night. I keep thinking that I should wait until dark and see what they do, but I never get that far. I always end up leading them in right before dark becasue of they wait outside the porch and call me, lol.

Is there some way I can get them to go in by themselves?
 

ChickenCop

Songster
12 Years
Dec 24, 2007
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1
139
Southern Indiana/Henryville
Make sure your feeding where they roost up at night...If you can, depending on the weather temp, leave them in the coop for a couple days this will help them understand this is "home" and not your front porch.....Come dusk i go out and shut the door to my chicken house and no chasing around the yard to get them up for the night...Good Luck!
 

Fowl_language

In the Brooder
9 Years
May 3, 2010
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Australia
i agree - a couple days in the coup should fix things! I had the same problem and I put my hens in the coup for a couple of days and now they do all the work for me!!!
 

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