The past few days my free range chickens started to go to my front door and wait for me when they know its time for bed. Lol anyone else experience this ?
Absolutely! My boss has one pet out of 12 (offspring from my flock) named Oprah. She waits in the barn for her, and when it's time for bed she stalks my boss. Literally. Follows her everywhere and coos at her until she carries her to her house. Lolkeramoon said:The past few days my free range chickens started to go to my front door and wait for me when they know its time for bed. Lol anyone else experience this ?
Guess I'm in trouble my girls have been sleeping in the nesting boxes for a while even they have room to roost . They will be laying soon . What can I do?fowlmouthgirls said:I've heard a lot of people say you need to block the nesting boxes off, because you don't want them to get in the habit of sleeping in there.
I will try that but mine are 16 weeks now and beginning to squat when I pet them also making a lot of noise . Hope they don't lay while the net are cover. Thankscamel934 said:I blocked off the nesting boxes wen I first placed them into the coop. About two weeks ago (they are now around 16 weeks I guess...lost count...lol) I uncovered the nests. I haven't had any problems with them sleeping in them
They laid the first egg today in the nesting box so guess that's good but there was a bit of poop,in it. They still sleeping in it .camel934 said:It's probably too late to cover them now. Your chicks could start laying anytime. Just try to remove them when they sleep in there. They may get the hint