They learn so fast

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Reg, May 5, 2011.

  1. Reg

    Reg Songster

    Jan 6, 2011
    I have had the girls for 6 weeks now. I started by shutting them in the coop at night & letting them out at 6.15 am before i went to work.

    Trouble was a weekends i lay in bed knowing they were walking around the coop saying where is he.

    So I had to get up at 6.15 on Sat & Sun to let them out.

    This was not restful at all, so i started to leave the coop door open at night.

    I waited until they went to bed then changed their water, topped up the corn / Pellets & put out the scraps tray.


    All went well for a week or so, then one night i had finished putting out their food & was walking back to my house when i heard a thud, then scratching on the coop ladder.

    Yep the girls had learned what i do & waited until i went in doors before coming down to eat their breakfast at bedtime.


    I now play a sneak up without them hearing me game so they don't come down. well i dont think they come down [​IMG]

    Worse that kids keeping hens [​IMG]

  2. BeccaOH

    BeccaOH Morning Gem Farm

    Oct 3, 2008
    east central Ohio
    Nice coop! [​IMG]
  3. ninabeast

    ninabeast Songster

    Apr 10, 2011
    Upstate New York
    Very pretty coop! And, yes, they are clever little so-and-sos, aren't they? Especially if it means more food, sooner...

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