Can you train a chicken to sleep on roosts instead of in nesting boxes?

jmngrose

In the Brooder
6 Years
Mar 27, 2013
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It's all in the title. My problem is under my last thread "no eggs in 8 days". We modified their coop. And now they have higher roosts. Can or Should I try to train them to use the roosts? Or let them figure it out naturally? Still no eggs in 12 days.
 

darkmatter

Songster
11 Years
Jul 10, 2009
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It's all in the title. My problem is under my last thread "no eggs in 8 days". We modified their coop. And now they have higher roosts. Can or Should I try to train them to use the roosts? Or let them figure it out naturally? Still no eggs in 12 days.

Block off the nesting boxes at night. I have a hinged cover I can close up the boxes when I need to. Once the chickens spend a week or two sleeping on the roost, you can leave the nest boxes uncovered at night. Some people use a fabric curtain to close off the boxes they roll up during the day.
 

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