Birds not perching

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicloven, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. chicloven

    chicloven Out Of The Brooder

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    So my three pullets will not perch at night unless I turn on the light for them for a few minutes. The. They perch and I am able to turn the light off. Is this normal?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    It sounds like they are not able to see well enough to find the perch? Have you got adequate natural light in your coop for them?
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2016
  3. chicloven

    chicloven Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you I'll put a small light in
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Ditto Dat^^
    Natural light in the coop is important.
     
  5. Cacique500

    Cacique500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going through this with my new batch. It's lighter outside the coop at dusk than it is inside.

    I got a small timer with a bulb plugged into it and it goes on about 6:30 pm and off about 8:30 pm. Works like a charm. I'll adjust the times as the days get shorter. With an LED bulb the cost is practically $0.00...
     

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