Black Maran not roosting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sugarplumphoto, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. sugarplumphoto

    sugarplumphoto New Egg

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    My black maran has decided to occasionally sleep near the nesting box. The roost is rather high and it always takes her awhile to settle but I don't know if it's too high and she's decided not to put in the effort or if something else is bothering her. She's only laid maybe 5 or 6 eggs yet hasn't laid in a a few weeks. She's a young girl ~ 7 or 8 months. No signs of what I imagine a broody hen is like, she's not sitting all day, she's up and active yet when I go to close up the house at night she's not up on the pole. Any ideas?

    Thanks!
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    When you lock the coop up at night, take her from where ever she is and place her on the roost. It really is a good idea for them to roost at night. It keeps them cleaner. It will only take a couple days to reinforce where "bed" is and soon you will be finding her exactly where she should be.

    Good luck.
     
  3. sugarplumphoto

    sugarplumphoto New Egg

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    She's gotten worse and cannot walk. I imagine this is why she wasn't on the roost. I just posted a new topic about it but am perplexed as to what's going on...
     

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