Won't sleep in coop.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by haymil, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. haymil

    haymil Out Of The Brooder

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    I cleaned out the coop and now the girls will lay their eggs in there, but they won't sleep in there at night. They just sleep on the lawn .. I have tried picking them up and placing them in the coop at night, but they just come right back out. Are they just enjoying the night air here in Arizona?
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2009
  2. pullet2hen

    pullet2hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they just enjoying the night air here in Arizona?
    I know I am! LOL
    Never had that happen to ours, not sure. Did you replace with the same kind of bedding? Did you clean with a chemical?
     
  3. haymil

    haymil Out Of The Brooder

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    NO chemicals used .. replaced with different material .. wood shavings.
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2009
  4. quenston

    quenston Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
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    I had a similar incident recently, and I found that when I replaced the straw with pine shavings my hens did not like it and would not even lay there eggs inside the coop, I put the straw back in and they went back to their same old selves, just my .02 worth.
     
  5. Featherland

    Featherland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they sleeping locked in a pen where it is safe or just out in the open? You can place them in their coop and lock them in at night. They will get used to the new bedding.
     

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