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

    Apr 14, 2013
    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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