chickens not perching...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by audrakarp, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. audrakarp

    audrakarp New Egg

    Jul 15, 2010
    I'm new to this forum and a new chicken owner. I have 4 urban chicks (4 different breeds) that are about 3mts old. They live in a wooden tractor coop that I bought off Craig's list. It's an A-frame/ark type co-op. I'm concerned because they are not perching. They perched when they were inside (living in a dog crate perched on a stick) and I do see a bit of poop on/near the perch, but generally they sleep on the side in one of the egg boxes. Soooo, should I be concerned, can I get them to perch?
    thanks for any advice
  2. dixie&trixie

    dixie&trixie Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2010
    Yreka California
    I think they sleep where their comfy. My 3 gals wont sleep on their roost either. They all try to fit on a 4x4 cement block. Pretty amusing watching them battle over the best spot. They're fine.
  3. Dingleberry

    Dingleberry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2010
    Mine perch but sometimes just get in a nestbox and sleep there. I don't think it matters, just keep their floor reatively clean if they do deside to sleep in their bedding.

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