What time do your chickens go into their coop

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bobelot, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. What time do your hens go into there coop in the evening ? Mine go in at around 6:00
  2. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2012
    Mine usually go in when it gets dark.
  3. cary 1973

    cary 1973 Chillin' With My Peeps

    my chickens are not normal I usally have to chase them in aboit 7:45 to 8;00 durign the winter and during the summer months I make them go in about 10pm when i am ready for bed. but my back yard is very well lit up.
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  4. I used to have to chase them into there coop but know there mature adults (sort of)
  5. silvercat76

    silvercat76 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 26, 2011
    I have stupid chickens because they don't go inside they roost outside! I have the light come on before sunset for about an hour or so and they sit roost outside. Any suggestions?
  6. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    Mine go in at dusk.
    If the light is outside the coop try to keep it off till they go to roost. If the light is inside the coop give them some treat in the coop at sunset and then close them in till they get the idea.
  7. lahowardjr

    lahowardjr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2012
    Bache Oklahoma
    Mine go in right before dark. There are a couple that goes in little earlier to get the prime roosting spots in the coop. They are a little smarter than the rest.[​IMG]
  8. sushicat2000

    sushicat2000 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 11, 2012
    Mine go up as soon as it starts to get dark.
  9. silvercat76

    silvercat76 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 26, 2011
    My light is in the coop and I feed inside the coop at night and they are almost a year old and still roost outside. They are just stupid chickens because they know to roost up high outside but they just don't go inside.
  10. Michelelyl

    Michelelyl Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 13, 2012
    My girls will sit out all night if I let them! We usually 'shoo' them in around 8 or 9 PM in the winter....last summer we were making them go to bed around 10PM. We lock them in the run, and if they don't go into the coop to sleep, oh, well. They are in a very safe run/coop.They do end up in the coop in the winter...but I've gotten up in the pitch dark 0 degrees at 3AM to let the old Yorkie outside in the driving snow and I can hear a couple of them hanging out already. Silly girls.

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