Why do they spend the day in the coup?

Sgrrt

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I recently added two Ameraucanas to my mixed 11 bird cast. I kept them separated from the others for a week then I put them in with the rest. They all roost together but during the day they spend the day on the roost in the coup?? The rest are out and about galavanting and have fun!
 

Sgrrt

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Are you sure they're not sick? Do they come out at least to eat and drink?

Noticed any bullying from the original flock?
Nope they come out once in awhile they do eat and drink plenty. They just spend more time in than out. As far as bullying a little not much. Seems to be a normal amount of picking on just to show who is the head kingpin.
 

Sgrrt

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If they're not sick, give it time. They're not part of the flock yet and they're probably being bullied and pushed around. It can take a month or more to integrate.
I do believe that may be the problem. I did notice that several of the others poked at them when they tried to eat with them.
 

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