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22 week old chickens still don't use their roost...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Northie, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. Northie

    Northie Chillin' With My Peeps

    They're 22 week old pullets and cockerels and they still sleep snuggled up in a group in the corner. It's cute but... Shouldn't they be roosting by now? Do I really have to put them to bed?
     
  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will roost when they are ready.
     
  3. Northie

    Northie Chillin' With My Peeps


    This was what I was kninda hoping for.... So keep waiting and they will figure it out?
     
  4. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine that are 21-22 weeks just started roosting a few nights ago. I just let them figure it out on their own.
     
  5. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    You don't have to put them to bed - they'll figure it out and roost when they're ready. It's really not hurting anything for them to huddle together to sleep.
     

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