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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by SassyKat6181, Oct 1, 2010.
She sits up here all day.
Maybe she just likes to perch. Sometimes they do, even very young. You could provide another one, a little higher.
What are you using for litter? If it's cedar, she may be avoiding it.
Mine LOVED to do that when they were chicks. Glad I got a hanging waterer for the coop now! Cute chick!
I am using pine shavings. My post was more of a joke. She is so silly, the friendliest of the bunch. I think she realized she could get the treats quicker from my 3yr old at the higher spot.
Once one of the chicks (of any batch I've raised) learned how to get on the waterer, it became a "Queen of the Mountain" spot for them all.
It's one reason why I use nipple waterers that hang. No poop gets into their water any more.
So the next height for them to try for is the edge of the brooder. I love encouraging them. When they all get that little technique learned, it's SO cute to see a row of chicks perched on the edge of the brooder, waiting for me to come see them. (My bathroom is the Nursery with the brooder - it's tile and easy to clean up once the chicks figure out how to jump down out of the brooder.)
Then the next fun moment is when I open the bathroom door to discover a chick or two in the middle of the bath mat, and they look at me like, "Whut? We wuz just investigating the place!" Sometimes there's "evidence" of chick on the toilet seat, or I catch one on the counter looking at her reflection in the chrome faucet.
I duck taped a plastic water/soda bottle to the top so the young chicks could not perch on top and poop in the water.
New Britain, CT
She is actually pretty good about not pooping up there. There's another that will flap up there too, but she knocks her down. They are supposed to be all pullets, but I have a gut feeling that this one may be a roo. (I am secretly hoping so)