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Terry T

  • Joined Sep 2014
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How long to change a chickens habits?
« on: March 27, 2019, 01:38:30 pm »
We moved our dozen chickens on Saturday, all have settled fine except one who escapes daily to find her old home/ nest box.
I have penned her in completely after this morning’s escape so she has no chance of escaping. How long shall I confine her, in full view if the flock to change her habits?  Any ideas?
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doganjo

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Re: How long to change a chickens habits?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2019, 03:17:24 pm »
one maybe two weeks
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harry

  • Joined Mar 2009
Re: How long to change a chickens habits?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2019, 04:47:54 pm »
Hide or destroy the old box maybe .

william_wt

  • Joined Apr 2016
Re: How long to change a chickens habits?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2019, 05:10:19 pm »
I find 1 week is long enough usually, but if she is very stubborn then it might take 2.
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Terry T

  • Joined Sep 2014
  • Norfolk
Re: How long to change a chickens habits?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2019, 07:06:03 pm »
That’s really helpful, thank you. I’ll try confinement for one week and keep my fingers crossed.

 

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