Chicks sleeping by coop door?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Willow's Meadow, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. Willow's Meadow

    Willow's Meadow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2010
    Every night my chicks all pile up and sleep right near the coop door. I leave a dim light on for them in the barn that is not to bright because I thought they were scared of the dark. They are 7 weeks old. Why do they all sleep by the door? The go on the roosts during the daytime but not at night. What can I do to get them to stop piling on top of each other by the door at night? Why do they do this?
  2. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2007
    Because that is just what chooks do! trust me, they will start roosting soon. we have raised countless chicks and they all do the same.
  3. Catstar68

    Catstar68 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2009
    Franklinton, NC
    I know what you mean! My 8 week old chooks, just moved into a beautiful 8'x12' coop with roosts galore and they heap together in the corner by the waterer. [​IMG]
    My 10 week olds in the other coop still insist on all cramming into the nesting boxes to sleep at night.
    I keep telling them they need to leave the little chick bed and come sleep on the big chicken bed but they still ignore me. I move them at night to the perches sometimes. [​IMG]
  4. nelgkel

    nelgkel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2010
    Mine did the same thing as chicks, it was too cute. They will outgrow it.
  5. Willow's Meadow

    Willow's Meadow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2010
    Should I leave the light on? If I don't leave it on its pitch black in the coop. Should I put a night light in there? Altough we do have a window but its boarded up.....maybe I should just take the board off. LOL

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