chicks not roosting?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dunedin, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. dunedin

    dunedin Chirping

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    I've got 6 weeks old chicks in a growing out pen. They have a roost in there that they LOVE. But only during the day. At night they sleep in a nest pile in the corner. Is this a problem? Are they too young to sleep roosting? Is it a problem if they prefer to sleep on the floor?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    This is very common, and completely normal, behavior for their age.
     
  3. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

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    Don't feel alone! I've got Black Australorps and they are now almost 19 weeks old...and they STILL sleep cuddled up on the floor of the coop. No matter what I do they won't roost...drives me NUTS!! [​IMG]
     
  4. dunedin

    dunedin Chirping

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    So if they grow up and still prefer sleeping on the floor is there a problem with that? Is it unhealthy for them or anything?
     
  5. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

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    THAT is exactly my question as well....anyone out there??? [​IMG]
     
  6. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    As long as your coop floor is not an unhealthy place (which is an issue whether they sleep there or not), no.
     
  7. Ridgerunner

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