Adapting to a new coop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by crazychick26201, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. crazychick26201

    crazychick26201 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just put our chicks 15 weeks old in the new roomy coop we built for them. For the last three nights they are ignoring their roost and the rest of their coop and sleeping crowded into the 6 inches of space at the edge of their coop, just at the top of the ladder. What gives? How can I get them to sleep on. Their roost?
     
  2. five is my dog

    five is my dog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if they wanted to be on the roost they would be. my full grown hens sometimes dont sleep on the roost. and i have 2 4 ft roosts
     
  3. Delight30

    Delight30 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Give them time, our girls did the same thing and within a few days they were on there roost.
     
  4. crazychick26201

    crazychick26201 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has been exactly a week and tonight they are all four on the roost! What a relief!
     
  5. Delight30

    Delight30 Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] just took them a little while to figure it out.
     

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