Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mlmadura, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. mlmadura

    mlmadura Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2008
    So... I have 7 22 week old chickens- (no eggs yet -BOO!)
    They have an enclosed and covered run that is about 6 feet wide by 10 feet long and 7 feet tall - and a small coop with 2 laying boxes and room for all 7 chickens - (They used to sleep inside every night when they were smaller)

    They have a branch across the top of the run where they like to roost (and also for safety - we have alot of predators here)

    My question is - they rarely go into their coop at night- they like to sleep on the roost -

    Now it's 33 degrees at night and they still sleep on the roost.

    Is this okay??? or will I find "chickicicles) some morning??:eek:
  2. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    it seems to me that if you just remind them that the coop is still there by putting a food and water source in teh coop, then they will go iside if they feel the need. Plus it will give them a better chance to have water that may not be frozen as well. (if thats an issue)

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