What is wrong with my chicken?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kwestley, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. kwestley

    kwestley Out Of The Brooder

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    On my last post https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/845726/hen-not-roosting-with-others, I decided to stop worry about her! And now, I think she is trying to kill herself!!!!

    Yesterday, I found her in the dark outside the coop by herself and it was below freezing! I thought she might get stuck in the snow and couldn't get out so I helped her. And today, she did it again but at a different spot and it is below freezing here. I am not sure what is happening with that chicken? The only thing I can say is that she is lonely and depressed! Should I find a new home for her?
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    The roosts might be too high for her. I'd add a short roost or put a ladder up if possible.

    Yes if she won't stay inside the coop at night she will end up dying from a predator or the cold, so if you can't resolve it you may want to rehome her.
     

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