chickens won't roost.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by papacoffee, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. papacoffee

    papacoffee Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 13, 2015
    Southeast Missouri
    I have six black australorp's that are eleven weeks old. That will not roost, they huddle and sleep on the ground. How do you teach them how to roost?
  2. Raderby Ranchin

    Raderby Ranchin Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 2, 2015
    I have a flock of six that include 2 Australorps and one of them is at the top of pecking order. They are all 18 weeks. My flock only roost during the day and huddle together at night in the coop at the top of steps on the landing. My guess is it to cold to be on a roost at the moment or maybe they will when they are older. Or I need a larger roost for sleep and don't feel safe enough on the one that's in the coop.
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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop

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