All my girls were roosting this morning! (and pecking order Q)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by michellerene, May 30, 2007.

  1. michellerene

    michellerene Songster

    Apr 23, 2007
    Graham, WA
    Only you folks here will understand my excitement. [​IMG] When I opened their pop hole this morning & peeked in, all 6 girls were roosting! [​IMG] 5 on the middle roost & poor little Belinda on the bottom roost by herself, but roosting nonetheless!

    3 of them seem to be vying for top hen... at what age do they work it all out? Will they all continue to roost together, or will they split off into groups? This whole chicken social order business is pretty fascinating.
    Last edited: May 30, 2007
  2. w8tn4fresheggs

    w8tn4fresheggs Songster

    Mar 24, 2007
    I totally understand. Been waiting for them to roost too.

    Mine are 7 weeks and last night I went to check on them. Finally, 5 were roosting and the 6th one was still confused.
    It is exciting, and really cute to see them roosting.

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