Babies roosting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Amyh, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Amyh

    Amyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2010
    North Carolina
    I have a broody raising two 4 week olds and they have been practicing roosting the last two days. It's so cute!! They go all the way up to the top roosting bar, which is a good 5 feet off the ground. It's just the cutest thing I've ever seen!!

    They are still sleeping with Mama on the floor at night, but I think Mama is going to start roosting very soon. [​IMG]
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    They are cute at that age. What usually happens with my mama hens - around 3 - 4 weeks old the mama starts jumping on the roost at night instead of returning to the nest. The babies have a fit and make repeated attempts to join her on the roost. If they succeed, all is well. If they don't, mama jumps back down and takes them to the nest. She tries again each evening or every other evening until the babies finally get the hang of it. [​IMG]

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