In the Brooder
- Jan 16, 2016
Have. 7 month old Brahma who is a giant ..... Sweet as pie but a bit dumb.... She can't/ wont use ramp to get into coop at night and if I put her up there myself she can't get out in morning. If I don't manually put her in and out she sleeps in run ( secured) but worried in winter for warmth. Sometimes one of my olive eggers sleeps with her outside which helps..... Tried training her to walk up ramp , know the door is big enough.... Also noticed when she is in coop she can't get up to roost bars even lower ones ... She roosts on overturned bucket.
So do I make her her own "house " in the run out of a small doghouse or something ? Or let her sleep in run?
Our coop is an treehouse converted to coop... With attached covered run. Ramp is not very steep a gradual grade but goes up about five feet.
At a loss with this hen..... Also my daughters favorite so have to figure something out.
We have a mixed flock of a dozen birds and while she sometimes gets picked on they get along well so it's not a bully situation where she isn't allowed in.....
Advice ? Ideas ?