Won’t leave coop

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kenkirkley, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. kenkirkley

    kenkirkley Chirping

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    I have a lavender Ameracauna and Spanish white face about 2 1/2 months old that only leaves the coop if I make them. I’ve had them about 4 weeks. Is this normal? Feed and water is in coop...could that be why? Should I move both outside for awhile?
     
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  2. Mvan42

    Mvan42 Songster

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    Where are you from. Location will help. Climate and weather may have something to do with it. Have they had any predator scares or any stressors lately? Coop size? Have they always been in this coop?
     
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  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Crossing the Road

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    Welcome!
    It's better for these babies to be too cautious! Just give it all more time. Pictures of your coop and run will be helpful here. Do you have adults who harass them? Or no adults to give good examples?
    Mary
     
  4. kenkirkley

    kenkirkley Chirping

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    South Carolina. Good weather. No scares. Coop is 4x8 by 6 ft high. 0867732E-58A4-4BAD-868E-7A4179ED9F2A.jpeg
     
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  5. kenkirkley

    kenkirkley Chirping

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    No adults. No stress or harassment. I’m thinking just young. 9F1E5822-84A7-4CA4-BA6A-EACF06D471EA.jpeg
     
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  6. Folly's place

    Folly's place Crossing the Road

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    Handsome coop! Ventilation? Those window openings are hardware cloth, right?
    If solid, there's nowhere near enough ventilation there.
    Mary
     
  7. Folly's place

    Folly's place Crossing the Road

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    Are there big windows on the other walls?
     
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  8. BigBlueHen53

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    Is the pop door their only way to get in and out during the day? Is it always open during the day? Maybe they don't know there is a world beyond the door. You might try taking the birds outside in the morning and then let them find their way back in. Once they do that, the problem might be solved. Good luck!
     
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  9. BigBlueHen53

    BigBlueHen53 Crowing

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    The windows are reflective, so my guess is they are glass. In S Carolina it could get hot in there unless there is ventilation on the other sides of thd building that we can't see. It's an attractive building from this angle, though!
     
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  10. doublecrossranch

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    You have a beautiful coop! I’m a beginner but I’m guessing they are young and just adjusting to the new environment.
     
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