roosting

  1. J

    Roosting all day, fluffed up and whimpering

    We have a girl named Henrietta, she's normally very social and active, there's a fairly large yard and as soon as she spots a person she'll come running looking for food. Very vocal and friendly. Over the last few days she's started roosting all day. When we open the door to the coop she fluffs...
  2. Enchanted1s

    Our Pullets Stopped Roosting!??

    We have two pullets that were broody raised here with us. They are about 4 months old now. The broody hen quit caring for them (or being nice to them) at around 6 weeks. I built my coop with a removable wall in the middle for integrating new ones. That seemed to work OK - the babies would...
  3. theharve01

    Turkeys staying in the corner

    Hi. I know this is a chicken forum. But most of us that keep hens get the odd turkey. This is my second year raising turkeys for xmas dinners. I have 7 this year. 5 last year. Last year i built an elaborate perch for them to roost at night in. This year i built a nicer one. Plus i built them a...
  4. FathertoFeathers

    Muscovy questions

    I purchased some Muscovy Ducks about two or three weeks ago and I have some questions about them. Ive read that they like to perch and have things to roost on so I found some scrap wood and made a place for them to perch. (They have wooden fence beam 4in x 4in x 8ft to perch on outside and a 2x8...
  5. FathertoFeathers

    Why won't my Muscovy ducks roost

    I just recently bought some Muscovy Ducks. I heard that Muscovy Ducks like to roost so I built them a place to roost but none of them have touched it. They even have a place to roost in their coop but they sleep on the ground. Is this normal? Do some ducks prefer not to roost or are they just...
  6. higgy62

    Outgrowing Brooder, and bad habits / questions

    Hi All. I also have a few questions, similar in nature regarding roosting in the run and/or in the coop. But I have other questions as well. Specifically, integrating the girls to their permanent home. The questions are at the bottom, but i have to provide the back story and current...
  7. chickenhawkct

    Whats with the pig pile I thought i got chickens?

    My chickens live in an old converted shed. i have about twenty laying boxes and about 6foot of roosting space. That being said my mental mush chickens all pile/ roost in the door, even when closed.
  8. BigBlueHen53

    Integrated, a Little Early...

    So the 19 chicklets were getting a bit crowded in their "junior camp coop" as they are growing, and only about two weeks shy of being 16 weeks old and truly, officially ready to integrate with the 9 Big Girls and 2 roos. We've been letting them mingle throughout the day, or at least part of the...
  9. Dstu

    Loner Hen

    We have a hen that is at the bottom of the pecking order out of a flock of 5 hens. She often hangs out with me instead of the flock when I'm outside. Lately she has started roosting up in a tree instead of in the coop, should I be concerned? She is about 8 ft off the ground and hard to see, i...
  10. Fatherdowling

    My 10 pullers and 1 cockerel love roosting

    I cut some large branches from a downed tree and put them in my chicken run, and every single one of my 7 week old chick's are roosting and loving them.
  11. L

    8 week old chickens not venturing into upper portion of coop

    Hello, I have 6 chickens that are about 8 weeks old. Our coop is set up so that there is a bottom area with a roosting bar to the right and to the left there is a ramp to go into the upper more enclosed portion which has an area with a roosting bar and another section with 3 nesting boxes. I...
  12. C

    Leg injury?

    Hello, i have 3 chickens. They are around 18 weeks old. 2 coronation sussex and one feverolle bantom. Babs, my dominant sussex, may be a rooster we arent sure yet but since we had her she had some kind of leg issue. We got them at 8 weeks and she immediately developed a respiratory illness...
  13. G

    Roosting issues

    Even though there was lots of room on the perches, my chickens refused to share them. Often there would be one chicken on the top roost, three on the bottom, and the rest of the hens would try sleeping outside. It was very frustrating moving them into the coop each night. So, I downsized my...
  14. centrarchid

    Taking Photographs of Sleeping Adult Chickens

    Every evening about dark I go out to close up pens and put up a dozen or so game pullets that do not want to roost in the bigger pens. On the way out I walk past a bunch of pens where the birds within can be seen perched. Most are sleeping unless I make too much noise while walking by. It got...
  15. Thechickentrainer1999

    Important question

    2 separate flocks of my chickens just moved into one cage and all except 1 want to pick on my EE. What should i do. All she wants to do is stay inside on the roost bar all day and when she comes out they chase her around the cage. Im so confused because she was once at the top of the pecking...
  16. Blanchesmama

    Why won’t they roost??

    This summer, we “redecorated” our coop, as it was in need of repairs (and something got in and killed all our babies except one). We basically rebuilt the coop, put in 2x4s for them to roost on at a couple different levels so they could get up off the floor, complete with a small ramp for them...
  17. Peppercorngal

    My Girls are Getting Weird

    My chickens are doing strange things. Someone slept in a nest box last night. That hasn't happened since chickhood! I also found 3 eggs UNDER the nesting boxes! That has NEVER occurred before either. I told my husband we need to take the legs off the nesting boxes and put them on the floor...
  18. Sabrinalmq

    Quail momma sitting on eggs...next steps?

    Hey all, My husband and I are relatively new to raising quail but we have had our covey of 6 for 6 months now (5 hens and 1 rooster). Well we recently went on vacation and had a girl coming to clean them and collect eggs but when I went to put them outside when we got home 1 wouldnt move for...
  19. C

    Hens ystopped roosting in coop

    I have 5 hens, about 6-7 months old: plymouth rock, rhode island red, brahma (i think), an ameraucana and I still haven't found out what my fifth hen is. She is all black/grey with a few white speckles. Prior to about a month ago, our girls were roosting in their coops every night on their own...
  20. C

    older hen behaving strangely

    Hi One of my "older" (2+ years, but Hy-line) hens is behaving strangely. She avoids the other chickens in the flock and they started pecking on her. She hides but seems fine otherwise. This is new. She used to be a part of the flock even though she hasnt been laying eggs for several months. I...
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