about roosts vs just sitting on floor beside roost

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by henryetta, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. henryetta

    henryetta Songster

    May 21, 2009
    san diego, cali
    ok, 4 of my 19week old 'laying' hens sit happly on their roost. two prefer to just sit behind them on the floor (well, it's not quite floor, it's just beside the roost by a few inches) Then, i have two one and a half yr old EE's, one on a roost one off. So, my question is, i read all the time about training them to sit on roost... What is the reason for that? My only thought is that it may keep them from getting broody, but i really have no idea. Thanks for any info..

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