Breeds Roosting Position

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by enggass, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2010
    Mid-Coast Maine
    Has anyone noticed if different breeds hold a different position when roosting? I just got my birds to actually stay on the roost tonight - (3 out of 6 anyway), and I notice that the one RIR sort of leans out further - head slightly down - while the BR seem to be sitting in a more relaxed, balanced position... just curious, not worried. Anyone?
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    They're just still learning. They do all sorts of things til they grow up a bit more.

    I do hope you have wide roosts for those heavy breeds, at least the flat side of a 2x4. Chickens' toes don't curl so they don't do well with round roosts. If you have something like a closet pole, I would change it. The flatter roost prevents toe frostbite, too, because they rest on the entire foot.
  3. Bill D

    Bill D Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 22, 2010
    Fayetteville NC
    Mine seem to be doing fine with the pole - I see proponents on both methods online.

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