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chickens sleeping outside

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicken Rob, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. Chicken Rob

    Chicken Rob Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 18, 2008
    i just put my 10 week olds in new run area . made 2 temp. houses 4by 4 in size . i go out tonite and they are all outside laying in one big pile . supposed to rain tommorow hope they go inside . will they go in i hope . also i dont have any roost for them do they need it or not ??
  2. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    yea mine use a roost at 6 wks so it wouldnt hurt
    they will head in side when it rains
  3. melissastraka

    melissastraka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Hoquiam, WA
    mine do it too. I dont think it is really something to worry about but you could heard them all indoors if you are worried. I just get them all in and shut the coop up for the night and then at day break (around 7am here) I go outside and let them out. This works for me since i am obsessed with doing a head count every morning with my coffee.

    p.s. Chickens will try to drink your coffee!!! [​IMG]

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