In the Brooder
- Mar 13, 2014
Well, the saga continues. It's been a week since I got an egg from my big Rode Island Red. She used to lay at tleast every other day. I manage about one egg a day from the Americana's since I built the new coop. They still refuse to roost in it. I find them clinging to the outside of the nest box every night and have to physically place them in the coop to shut the door. I even place a little battery operated light inside the coop to give them light to see by after dark. It's like that coop is jinxed or something. To think the only reason I built it was because I felt bad about them being cramped in the small coop they had before. This weekend I plan on installing some screened over windows in the coop. I'm still thinking about painting it a different color. I read somewhere that a chicken will peck anything red. Evidently red triggers something in them. Maybe this huge red box in their enclosure is causing some distress mentally.