Confused girls

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by makin-do, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. makin-do

    makin-do New Egg

    Nov 25, 2015
    Hi, I got my three, year old girls from a friend. His coop only had roost bars and lay boxes. Mine has a nice hen house for them to crash. I finally got them to enter the house, but they sleep on the floor. I have a roost bar across from the lay boxes about a foot higher with a poo box below. Any thoughts on how I can get them to use the roost bar at night? Also, I haven't had an egg in 2 weeks and only 4 the 2 weeks prior when I got them. One of my birds has lost alot of feathers around the neck and bottom. I'm in Phx so the temps aren't bad...30-40 lows, 65-75 highs. Normal? Thx
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2015

    I sure wish I lived in Phoenix. Wisconsin here.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    How long have you had them?
    Can you post pics of the coop/roosts/run?
    What are you feeding?

    Probably some moving stress and/or molting.

    One thing consistent about chickens...they can be inconsistent!
  4. makin-do

    makin-do New Egg

    Nov 25, 2015
    First attempt at pics...I have since lowered the roost bat 6". One uses it, one doesn't and the other still sleeps outside. We're getting there.[​IMG]

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