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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!

    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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