Why is my game hen outside of her flock every morning?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by leasha12345, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. leasha12345

    leasha12345 New Egg

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    My hen Miss Hannah Belle is outside of her coop every morning now for the past 4 days. When we get up and go out to feed the animals, she's outside trying to get back in. We have the chickens coop and the yard around it fenced in by a wooden fence to keep them inside until we let them out to run around the yard and keep predators away. When, I let her back in, she runs and tries to avoid everyone. She doesn't have any attack marks on her or anything and looks super healthy. I don't know how she's getting out of the 6 foot locked fence or why she'd want out. It does worry me. I love my chickens so much. There is a male and female duck with the chickens as well, and they don't bother anyone. Any advice?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] There are several possibilities. One is that she is flying out to lay eggs in a hidden nest. Another is that indeed she is being picked on even though you have not noticed this behavior.
     

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