They wont come out

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rhett&SarahsMom, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Songster

    May 8, 2008
    going on two days now that they will only take a look out of the coop door, but will not set foot on the snow. [​IMG]
    Granted this afternoon they are going to be forced to since it's coop cleaning day. And it has to be done today before we get the next storm tomorrow. Gonna be a long winter for them at this rate
  2. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    LOL !!! Some of mine do this also. I tell them the same thing.... Gonna be a long winter looking at the walls !! Some listen and come out the others just stay in and take turns looking !! Silly chickens.

    I did notice that if I throw out a little sratch they come out a little more !!
  3. Ladyhawke1

    Ladyhawke1 Songster

    Maybe you can put a small TV in there for them. [​IMG]
  4. rileysgranny

    rileysgranny Songster

    Oct 17, 2008
    Tennessee, USA
    You could put a DVD player in there with "Chicken Run" on a continuous loop![​IMG]
  5. Ladyhawke1

    Ladyhawke1 Songster

    Hey, a little hot running water, a port-a-potty, and full kitchen privileges. What more could could you ask for? [​IMG]
  6. cluckychick

    cluckychick Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    Mine won't come out either and I'm going on 4 days today with an ice storm moving in this afternoon. Scratch doesn't help, they just let that freeze into the snow. [​IMG]
  7. UrbanChickenMama

    UrbanChickenMama Songster

    Nov 29, 2008
    Vancouver, WA
    I live where snow is not very common, but we've been getting a bit. I have 3 pullets. 1 comes out everyday and the snow, ice, or whatever the weather du jour is doesn't bother her, 1 comes out for short periods of time to say hi, but quickly heads back to the coop, and the 3rd hasn't left the coop in days either.

    silly chickens! [​IMG]
  8. Mine are not coming out which is so annoying because we just covered their run before the snow got here. They have NO excuse!!!!
  9. swampwander

    swampwander Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    Mims, Fl
    Maybe they wonder why you didn't let them go south for the winter?? [​IMG] "Course, It would be a LONG walk.
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2008

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