are my chickens special or something?(roost issue)

stargazingmommy

Songster
9 Years
Apr 19, 2011
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They fall off the roost.
Doesn't matter if we put them there or they put themselves there. They fall off. Tiki landed on her head after she jumped up on one.
Bella landed on a duck.
 

stargazingmommy

Songster
9 Years
Apr 19, 2011
837
7
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Spokane
Quote:I may have to do that.... these guys aren't getting it at all...
I used pallets for 2 walls, the other two connect to the shed, I did spy on them and caught them roosting on the low ledge in front of the door. Maybe they are just afraid of heights?
 

CatDaddyAlbert

NoFeathersRuffled
8 Years
Apr 22, 2011
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My thought would be a 1x2 is the smallest I would go and that would be for a Bantam. In my experience chickens do not really roost in the true sense of the word but rather sit on their feet. I have Belgium's that are happy with 1X2's and Austro's Americana's that don't deal with anything well other than a 2x4 laid flat.
 

welasharon

Crowing
9 Years
Jun 28, 2010
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I have some tolbunt polish that are around 12 weeks and they sleep on top of a box. THey haven't even thought about roosting yet. I would put something wider and lower than you have now and see if that doesn't help. At least they aren't polish! LOL
 

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