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I am having trouble just getting my chicken to roost any thoughts ? 

Start a new thread with details about your bird and your setup.

 

 

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That is still a bit early.  She'll figure it out on her own.  Ideally, she'll learn from the rest of the flock.  The roo, if he is a newby to the flock may be having to sort out his placement within the flock.  You have given no details so far about your set up so anything I can tell you would really be a shot in the dark.  The size of the flock, the number of hens versus roos, the size of the coop and placements of the roosts, all have a part in the equation of why they may not be roosting yet.

Uh huh.

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
post #32 of 32
Ok... I'm still fine tuning their coop but I have added a 5 ft tree limb to roost that sits on big square blocks of wood about 4 ft off the grown, yet they never use them... They would rather sit on top of their nesting boxes or on the ledge of the coop. I have picked everyone up an put them on it, they sit for a minute then hop off and fly run to sit on top of nesting boxes. I'm incorporating a sand pit next week and will add a roost there also a d then I'm going to also change nesting boxes to hanging on the wall. They enjoy just laying in the dirt... What am I doing wrong???
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