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So My Rooster might not be very bright...

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Last night my rooster took his hens up the stairs of the barn and into the hay loft. Nothing wrong with this, I do not really have the area setup for chickens, not looking forward to cleaning up later, but so be it.
The trouble is he will not come back down. I left everything open thinking hunger will drive him down eventually, the hens came down in the afternoon, but he did not. He just spent all day in the loft crowing while the hens ignored him and rooted around the yard for food. I took some water up there tonight and left him be.
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Last night my rooster took his hens up the stairs of the barn and into the hay loft. Nothing wrong with this, I do not really have the area setup for chickens, not looking forward to cleaning up later, but so be it.
The trouble is he will not come back down. I left everything open thinking hunger will drive him down eventually, the hens came down in the afternoon, but he did not. He just spent all day in the loft crowing while the hens ignored him and rooted around the yard for food. I took some water up there tonight and left him be.
lol
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They always seem to do the opposite of what we perceive as being good for them - silly things!

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So three days and at least a hour of chasing later. My father in law got the rooster out of the loft.
The stairs are very steep, the rooster had to fly down. Apparently this is not something chickens like to do?
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Yeah. They like to see a landing spot before flying.. the rooster just probably didn't think he could make it all the way.
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Yeah. They like to see a landing spot before flying.. the rooster just probably didn't think he could make it all the way.
So will he learn that he can? If he gets himself up there again will he be able to figure out how to get down? Or am I going to spend the winter kicking him out?
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May have to keep kicking him off few more times..until he figures it out him self
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