Chickens wont get out of tree

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by oinkpiggieoink, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. oinkpiggieoink

    oinkpiggieoink In the Brooder

    Dec 11, 2013
    Hello, I was over at my grandfather in law's home a few times in the past couple week's and there are 5 chickens that have gotten to the top of his orange tree(we live in florida)they refuse to get out and I was just wondering if that is normal behavior. the only time they come out is when we feed his cat's, they come down from the tree and eat with the cats. lol while it is cute I was just curious about it. I did get some wonderful pictures of them in the tree. 3 are tinier grey ones with spots and 2 are big chunky white ones with a orange chest. any idea's on what kind of chickens they are? thank you ^_^
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2013

  2. The Lazy L

    The Lazy L Songster

    Dec 16, 2011
    Could you post the pictures?
  3. oinkpiggieoink

    oinkpiggieoink In the Brooder

    Dec 11, 2013
    Yea I just gotta find my camera :)
  4. oinkpiggieoink

    oinkpiggieoink In the Brooder

    Dec 11, 2013
    [​IMG] I could not get a picture of the smaller ones because they were so high up in the tree. I guess I remembered wrong about the orange tree. This is next to the orange tree. I remember thinking the oranges might have something to do with the reason they are there.
  5. Clay Mudd

    Clay Mudd Songster

    Mar 28, 2011
    South MS swamps
    They look awfully comfortable. ;)

    One of my hens used to like to go to roost in a tree next to the coop instead of going inside at night. I finally got tired of getting her down and pruned the tree mercilessly.
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Well, they are staying safe from ground predators (Dogs) while being in the trees. I wonder if they have been chased excessively to the point of simply staying hidden in the branches. Those chickens have found a way to survive: staying hidden and eating when food is available.

    Ps: When I was a kid in Florida, I stayed in the abandoned orange groves for hour playing in the trees. They were excellent climbing trees. And the oranges were awesome!

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