BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying › Getting Commercial Layers to roost?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Getting Commercial Layers to roost?

post #1 of 2
Thread Starter 

Today we bought 100 12-14 month old Bovan Brown layers.  All of their lives they have lived in a commercial chicken barn...so never allowed to roost.  Does anyone have any experiences for me?  They are all molting right now and look awful- plus the lady we bought them from had only been feeding cracked corn-- nothing else. So they need nutrients. I went and checked on them just a few min ago and they are all huddled by the door on the floor.  I know they can fly- I have seen them do it-- I just don't think they know what to do. Also nest boxes--- should they be on the floor ya think?

post #2 of 2
I bought 20 1 year old comercial layers a few years ago. I put an extra rooster I had in with them to help calm them down. After a few days some of them started to roost with him (4 or 5 never did). Most of them figured out the nesting boxes (mine are on the floor) but I had some that would lay all over the place. Great layers though.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying › Getting Commercial Layers to roost?