Breeds Roosting Position

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

  1. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?
    Steve
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    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

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    Mine seem to be doing fine with the pole - I see proponents on both methods online.
     

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