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Chicken Roosting Alone in the WINTER OK? Lonely? :)

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by surfchicken72, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. surfchicken72

    surfchicken72 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi.. we have 5 girls... and I recently rebuilt the roost "ladder" to make it removable for cleaning. [​IMG]
    However, the new roost is just a hair shorter (width wise), and now my "portly" girl Gladys doesn't seem to fit anymore,
    and roosts alone on the second level roost. [​IMG]

    With winter coming should I block a small section of the top roost to force 1 more to roost with her?
    Plus she must be lonely... [​IMG]

    -surfchicken72 [​IMG]
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    She's not lonely, and she will be fine where she is.
     
  3. rjfoster03

    rjfoster03 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 8 hens that are all social with one another, but at night, 7 go inside to roost and one stays outside on the top lid of a nesting box. She stays outside in light rain, during the summer and winter, but seems to go inside during snows.
     
  4. CheerioLounge

    CheerioLounge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2
     
  5. Sassafras

    Sassafras Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love your description of "portly" . [​IMG] She must be a cutie.
    Maybe she's top hen so she gets the high roost?
     
  6. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They will squeze one more on the roost trust me. It gets cold they will take a deep breath for the other baby.
     

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