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post #21 of 22
It usually takes about 10 days of manually placing mine on the roost bars every night before they get the idea. I wouldn't care where they sleep but my henhouse has no floor, just the ground, and if it rains heavy during the night it floods out.
If some is good then more is better and too much is just enough.
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If some is good then more is better and too much is just enough.
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post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by kkapotsy View Post
 

I'm sorry if you think I'm disregarding advice given :/ Some of it doesn't really apply, like the amount of PDZ I put on the board and how to clean it. I'm good there.

 

They get up on the roost fine. I've come out in the morning to them up there and get excited thinking they have spent the night, only to find the poop board basically free of poop (or one or two droppings but not a nights' worth). So I know they can get up there. I HAVE gone out there at dark and put them on the roost, but as soon as I move away, they hop back down, and I decided (after making this thread) that I would give it time. 

 

Being a new chicken owner I'm not sure when I should be worried or taking matters further by rearranging my set up ;) 

Nah, don't think you need to change anything.....just wait it out.

 

Was it really dark when you moved them to the roost?

They get pretty comatose and stay put if you don't give them enough light to see well.

I wear a headlight and turn the light away as I place them on the roost.

Best of cLuck!

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."

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