chickens won't roost up high

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hopermorgan, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. hopermorgan

    hopermorgan New Egg

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    I have 26 hens and 2 roosters. We had a coop built for them with lots of roosting areas...but they won't roost! There is one roosting place about a foot and a half off the floor and they will roost on that, but no higher. They are about 15 weeks old. Any ideas? Most of them just sleep in a pile on the floor. The coop is a good temp, insulated so it isn't cold.
    Thank you!
     
  2. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    They will learn to roost as they age. You can also go in at night and place them on the roost until they get used to it. You don't want chickens to roost too high or you run the risk of injury. All our roosts are set at a maximum height of 3 feet. And as low as 8 inches.
     

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