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Originally Posted by kaileenfoster View Post

I'm having this same issue only with 2 year old hens! I bought a coop from TSC and got 4 established hens from a lady on CL and they go into the coop and huddle in top of each other and sleep in the nesting boxes! They have been doing this for two weeks! I've tried moving them on the perces with no success. The coop I got is precision pet farm, and it has these perces that are right on top of this tray that slides out for easy cleaning.. I figured they just aren't used to it but it's driving me mad! And they have only given me one egg in the past week.. And it was poopy because they are sleeping the the best boxes! I'm at a loss of what to do!!

But with chicks they will get the hang of it, I would t stress about it.. I would just cut off any nest boxes you have until they are ready to ly because obviously it ca. Because a really horrible and frustrating habit!

That is the problem....roosts are too low, coop is a bit too small for 4 LF hens.

Two weeks isn't long for them to acclimate to a new place.....give it time, and a larger coop if possible.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply