Our 6 girls are 13 weeks old and doing very well. One problem we have encountered is that they will not roost in their home, but prefer to crowd together in the two nesting boxes.
We bought one of those self contained chicken pens and added on to the outside run, making it substantially larger. The two roosts in the house are very close to the bottom of the upper pen. Could the roosts be too low for them? Because of the construction of the house, raising the roosts will present a problem, but we are concerned about the time when they begin laying eggs. We are not even sure they will lay eggs in the nest boxes as that is where they sleep. Is lack of roosting a problem??? Not sure what to do - can someone offer some suggestions. Thanks!!!