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7 Reasons Why Chickens Stop Going Into Their Coop at Night

Chickens Outside Coop

Chickens that stop roosting in their coop after having been trained to go into the coop at night likely have a good reason for not wanting to return. Your job then becomes determining what the reason is and taking corrective measures. Here are the seven most common reasons chickens become reluctant to go home to […]

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What is Grit and Why Do Chickens Need It?

Chicken Grit

Natural grit consists of a collection of coarse sand, pebbles, and similar small, hard objects chickens eat while pecking on the ground. The grit lodges in the bird’s gizzard, where muscular action grinds the grit together with feedstuffs to break them down for digestion. Over time each piece of grit gets ground up, along with […]

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How to Train Chickens to Go into Their Coop at Night

Chicken Pop Hole Door

Chickens that spend nights within an enclosed coop will be protected from predators that prowl after dark. Chickens naturally want to “come home to roost,” although they may need to be taught where home is. Here’s how to train your chickens to go into their coop at night.   Furnish a cozy coop that provides […]

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How to Train Your Chickens to Come When You Call

Offer Chickens Treats to Come When Called

Training your chickens to come when you call them can be handy in a number of situations. You might use the training to gather your flock into the coop when you are ready to close it up for the night. You could call free range chickens together to protect them from a roaming dog or […]

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