they don't want to go outside?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ctjim, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. ctjim

    ctjim Songster

    Jun 9, 2007
    i have some pullets that i got wed. i had them inside the coop to get them used to their new home and fri evening/yesterday i had the door open so they could venture out in their run and they just won't go. a couple went out for a few sec. then right back in. should i try to lure them out w/ food? or just let them do their own thing. any help would be great.
  2. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    I would just let them be---they'll venture out eventually. You could lure them out with food, but then they may panic a bit on getting bakc inside?????
    Good luck.
  3. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Mine did the same thing for about 3 days. The world is a huge place, they want to take their time to get used to a new area. Just let them take their time and later you won't be able to get them back into their house.
  4. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    [​IMG] well. I seem to have the opposite problem of mine not going back in,we never know.I just put food and water in both places and let them be...........funny they are.
  5. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I have 2 EE's that have been in the coop for about 5 weeks now. They only go outside for a few minutes and then come back inside the coop. I now have to keep water & extra food in the coop because of them. My broody bantam hen that I finally placed back in with the flock doesn't want to leave the coop much either. she hangs with the new girls now.

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