wont go inside

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by foxxracer278, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. foxxracer278

    foxxracer278 Out Of The Brooder

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    so my 9 week old barred rocks are out side and still dont go into my coop by them selfs it gets to be about [email protected] out at night and today [​IMG] i forgot to put them inside bc they cant go inside.... but [​IMG] they are fine they stayed in my out side hut and they did just fine but still why dont they go in?
     
  2. pkeeler

    pkeeler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a ramp or something to climb into the coop with? Try and figure out the dominant bird. Catch him/her and put her on the ramp. If you keep your hands on either side, the chick will scramble up and in. Once that one learns (usually takes 1-3 lessons) the others will copy.
     
  3. FortWorthChicks

    FortWorthChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine were roosting on the roof of the henhouse in the run at first but every evening when they got comfertabe I picked them up and put them on the roost in the henhouse. Took like three times [​IMG]
     
  4. willowtreecreek

    willowtreecreek Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there a light that shines in their yard? My coop and yard are right outside my kitchen window. If I leave the light on my chickens WONT go in their coop cause they think it's daylight. If I turn it on after they've gone I. For the night and forget to turn it off in about 15 minutes my rooseter starts crowing and out they all come again!
     
  5. foxxracer278

    foxxracer278 Out Of The Brooder

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    there are no lights by them but i keep on trying to show them the ramp but nothing i dont get it i had no prob with my last birds but these 4 just a dumb haha. should i cook up some eggs for them ? and put them inside
     
  6. willowtreecreek

    willowtreecreek Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know about the eggs. I don't feed eggs to mine but if you can get them in there I would lock them in there for a few days. That should teach them it's "home" and they will come back.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Catch the little boogers, by whatever means necessary, and lock them in the coop for a week.
    After being locked up for a week they'll learn the ramp real quick if they want outside bad enough. If they still won't go in, lock them up for another week. It's for their own good.
    The only safe place for chickens at night is in a predator-proof coop.
     

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