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My barred rocks keep insisting on sleeping in the branches of the cedars in their run. As much as I trim back the branches, they still seem to reach them now matter how high they are. And yes, their wings are clipped.

Help?

White Cedar Farm
Barred Rocks, Wyandottes, Easter Eggers, Cochins, Bantam OEG, Goats: Alpine, Angora, Boer, Boer-crosses, Saanen; 1 Jacob Sheep Ram, 2 dogs: Lab/Husky and Great Dane, 2 Horses: Arab/Saddlebred and Welsh Pony Section A; Daughter, Boyfriend, Stepdaughter & Me 

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White Cedar Farm
Barred Rocks, Wyandottes, Easter Eggers, Cochins, Bantam OEG, Goats: Alpine, Angora, Boer, Boer-crosses, Saanen; 1 Jacob Sheep Ram, 2 dogs: Lab/Husky and Great Dane, 2 Horses: Arab/Saddlebred and Welsh Pony Section A; Daughter, Boyfriend, Stepdaughter & Me 

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post #2 of 14

No help from this quarter.  I have Tree Chickens, too.   Not all of the flock, just a few who apparently didn't read the manual where it says "chickens are ground dwelling birds."  What is better about that tree in the middle of the night than the nice, safe, coop with all your compatriots on ROOSTS.

-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, five Toulouse geese, and four turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, some bunnies and a rescue cat which owns me. Oh. And a house silkie....

Grab some eggs & Join us! 
Great fun, Great Prizes & GREAT friends! 
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-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, five Toulouse geese, and four turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, some bunnies and a rescue cat which owns me. Oh. And a house silkie....

Grab some eggs & Join us! 
Great fun, Great Prizes & GREAT friends! 
5th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

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When I first got my BR's..they were trying to roost in trees. For 3 nights I had to use the hose to spray the tree....they learned quickly that it always RAINS in the tree at night! wink

1 Weim,1 Pomeranian, 2 Cats,2 fish tanks, flock of 30(or so ) BLRW chickens,flock of Banties(Cochins,Showgirls,Greylegs and Silkies), Flock of Ancona Ducks (B&W,Lav & W),Flock of Mallards (Blue Fawn and Restricteds) 6 Muscovies, 3 Narragansett Turkeys,2 Geese(Toulouse), 2 Budgies,2 zebra finch, 2 Cockatiels.... and oh yeah, 5 great kids( 2 have flown the coop) and an enabling hubby   

 

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1 Weim,1 Pomeranian, 2 Cats,2 fish tanks, flock of 30(or so ) BLRW chickens,flock of Banties(Cochins,Showgirls,Greylegs and Silkies), Flock of Ancona Ducks (B&W,Lav & W),Flock of Mallards (Blue Fawn and Restricteds) 6 Muscovies, 3 Narragansett Turkeys,2 Geese(Toulouse), 2 Budgies,2 zebra finch, 2 Cockatiels.... and oh yeah, 5 great kids( 2 have flown the coop) and an enabling hubby   

 

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post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by NYRIR 

When I first got my BR's..they were trying to roost in trees. For 3 nights I had to use the hose to spray the tree....they learned quickly that it always RAINS in the tree at night! wink


LOL! That's the funniest thing I've ever read!

Traci

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"There is no such thing as the lesser of two evils. Evil is an absolute. Being just a little evil is like being just a little pregnant."
              -- Grandpa Dennis

http://yggdrasilfarms.blogspot.com/
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post #5 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by NYRIR 

When I first got my BR's..they were trying to roost in trees. For 3 nights I had to use the hose to spray the tree....they learned quickly that it always RAINS in the tree at night! wink


yuckyuck

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gig

Wife to a wonderful DH, truck driver, mom to 3 human males, mother in law to 2 beautiful DIL's, and Grandma to 2 adorable grandkids, 1 of each !
Also human provider for 1 Jack Russell, Shelby, 1 part siamese cat, Tika , and now 6 chickens !

*R.I.P. Abby, my 14 yr old Jack Russell who crossed over the Rainbow Bridge on 8/10/2011* Love you and miss you horribly Abby
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Wife to a wonderful DH, truck driver, mom to 3 human males, mother in law to 2 beautiful DIL's, and Grandma to 2 adorable grandkids, 1 of each !
Also human provider for 1 Jack Russell, Shelby, 1 part siamese cat, Tika , and now 6 chickens !

*R.I.P. Abby, my 14 yr old Jack Russell who crossed over the Rainbow Bridge on 8/10/2011* Love you and miss you horribly Abby
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post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by michickenwrangler 

My barred rocks keep insisting on sleeping in the branches of the cedars in their run. As much as I trim back the branches, they still seem to reach them now matter how high they are. And yes, their wings are clipped.

Help?


Could you provide a picture of your birds clipped wings?

My birds not detoured by rain when on roost.

Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.
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Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.
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post #8 of 14

I have an OEG roo who insist on sleeping in a lower hanging branch in the tree.  I clipped his wing and he does a really good hop and flaps those wings like his life depends on it and he makes it every time.  I tried the water hose...he likes the rain. hmm

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I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Maya Angelou
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post #9 of 14

And I thought this was a trick question or a sequel to "Antlers in the Tree Tops" by Who goosed the moose

The purpose of life is not to arrive at the grave with a well preserved body but rather to skid in sideways, in a cloud of dust, beat up and bloody, grinning ear to ear and yelling "MAN WHAT A HELLUVA RIDE"
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The purpose of life is not to arrive at the grave with a well preserved body but rather to skid in sideways, in a cloud of dust, beat up and bloody, grinning ear to ear and yelling "MAN WHAT A HELLUVA RIDE"
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post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by NYRIR 

When I first got my BR's..they were trying to roost in trees. For 3 nights I had to use the hose to spray the tree....they learned quickly that it always RAINS in the tree at night! wink


Oh, how funny! I needed a good belly laugh this morning!

Tina
You only live once. If you want a couple of chickens, you should get a couple of chickens!
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Tina
You only live once. If you want a couple of chickens, you should get a couple of chickens!
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