Chickens Will Not Roost In Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by FOGELLY, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. FOGELLY

    FOGELLY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After having a flock of laying hens for years, I decided to add a small flock of game chickens (aquired from a friend as chicks) They are currently five months old and I free range them.
    My problem is they are roosting in trees at night and not the coop. They seem none the worst for wear, and I have lost none to critters.
    But I get concerned with it rains all night knowing they are out in the elements. Any suggestions?
     
  2. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try locking them in the coop for a few days, that will teach them where to sleep, Good luck!
     
  3. swimmer

    swimmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Attila the Hen

    Attila the Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had the same problem except the chickens insisted on sleeping on top of the coop which sits inside another fully protected area. So each night I had to put the chickens to bed. After I had their wings clipped because of a problem with a neighbor they couldn't fly up to the roof and went straight into the coop as they should have in the first place.
     

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