I got 2 chickens a week ago. We got a new coop and kept them in it for 2 days. The next day (and since then) we let them out and with a little help they have returned to the coop at night.
Last night they started going crazy to escape from the garden, and wouldn't go into the coop at all. I checked it out and it is totally clean and there is nothing lurking inside so I'm not sure why they wouldn't go in.
Maybe they decided they had found somewhere better to live from letting them roam all day?
Do you think I should I leave them in the coop (which has its own run attached) for a few days to remind them where they live?
Also, as a new owner of chickens, are there any must have products I should be adding to their food? I give them water, layers pelletts and corn at the moment, but that's all I give them (and bits of lettuce/cucumber etc)
Thanks in advance.
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My chickens won't return to their coop now
karenchicks · 26/04/2009 08:38
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