Wont go back into coop!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by braddeeadams, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. braddeeadams

    braddeeadams Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 8, 2011
    Here is my situation, I recently had to keep my chickens cooped up for a few days, I have no run at all my birds free range, now the problem I have is when I do let them out, most of the will not go back into the coop, My wife and daughter and myself has to go out and put them into the coop!! I have never had this problem before!! Any suggestions to get them to go into the coop on their own at night?
  2. linben

    linben Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2010
    Austin, TX
    I had to retrain mine after keeping them in the garage a couple of nights after a coon attack. I physically had to carry them out there after they tried to roost on the patio table. After 4 days they were back in the swing of it.
  3. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2008
    I can get mine to follow me to that very hot spot and back if I have a coffee can with scratch grain in it.
    They can be easily trained to the can. Just feed them scratch out of it and in a few days they will recognize it and follow. I can get mine back into the run or into the coop with this method whenever needed.
  4. braddeeadams

    braddeeadams Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 8, 2011
    I may have to do that, These chickens have been in that coop for almost a year...It was pouring down rain and sleet last night and we had to chase chickens in the dark!!LOL!!

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