Chickens in Trees

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by michickenwrangler, May 25, 2011.

  1. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    My barred rocks keep insisting on sleeping in the branches of the cedars in their run. As much as I trim back the branches, they still seem to reach them now matter how high they are. And yes, their wings are clipped.

    Help?
     

  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    No help from this quarter. I have Tree Chickens, too. Not all of the flock, just a few who apparently didn't read the manual where it says "chickens are ground dwelling birds." What is better about that tree in the middle of the night than the nice, safe, coop with all your compatriots on ROOSTS.
     
  3. NYRIR

    NYRIR Songster

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    When I first got my BR's..they were trying to roost in trees. For 3 nights I had to use the hose to spray the tree....they learned quickly that it always RAINS in the tree at night! [​IMG]
     
  4. tgperg

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  5. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Songster

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  6. gertiie

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  7. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

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    Quote:Could you provide a picture of your birds clipped wings?

    My birds not detoured by rain when on roost.
     
  8. Kitt

    Kitt Songster

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    I have an OEG roo who insist on sleeping in a lower hanging branch in the tree. I clipped his wing and he does a really good hop and flaps those wings like his life depends on it and he makes it every time. I tried the water hose...he likes the rain. [​IMG]
     
  9. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Songster

    And I thought this was a trick question or a sequel to "Antlers in the Tree Tops" by Who goosed the moose
     

  10. Tina D

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