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10 week olds refusing to use a roost

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by WthrLady, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. WthrLady

    WthrLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 10 week olds tbat refuse to sit on a roosting bar in the coop. There are two. I have seen them ON both during the day, so getting to them is no problem. But at night, they sleep in a corner of the coop on the floor.

    Thoughts? Ideas?

    Something they'll grow out of?
     
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    You'll probably have to do what I had to do....go in the coop every night, pick them up, and put them on the roost. After a few nights they should start doing it on their own.
     
  3. WthrLady

    WthrLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can reach in to clean, but not to get into.

    What? Do you just pick them up lime sleeping blobs and move them? Lol.
     
  4. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry...my coop is 5' x 8' x 7' tall...I just walk in and hoist 'em up!! [​IMG]
     

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