The Spirit of Perversity

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BawkinOnTheBench, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. BawkinOnTheBench

    BawkinOnTheBench Songster

    Jun 13, 2008
    So I've moved my 6 week old babies outside, to their own mini-coop in their own mini run. Like many of you have reported, the babies HATE their coop - I have to catch them and force them, cheeping and flapping, into the coop at night.

    However, when the big girls go out and free-range, I let the babies into the big run, which gives them access to part of the big coop. The first thing they do is all troop up the ramp into the big coop and flap around in there.

    Apparently, the baby coop is creepy, but the Big Girls coop is cool!
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Of course! If I've learned anything about my chickens is that they will do exactly opposite of what I need or want them to do. My theory is it's their way of getting back at us for being so much higher on the food chain.
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

    Sep 6, 2007
    Corydon, Indiana
    That's really funny. My youngest ones, who sleep on a box in the coop, go jump around on the roost when everyone is let out in the morning.
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    We have that problem solved - all our chickens are cooped!!

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