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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kingman004, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. kingman004

    kingman004 Hatching

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    Some of my chickens will not go in the coup to roost,they always have in the past just started two weeks ago.my concern is night predators any thoughts.
     
  2. KittyKat3756

    KittyKat3756 Chirping

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    Check for red mite around the perches after dark. That's one of the more common reasons for chickens refusing to roost.
     
  3. krista74

    krista74 Songster

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    Red Mite would be my first suspect too.

    Wait until night time, and then get a damp, white paper towel and rub it underneath all your roosts and in all the nooks and crannies.

    If there are red mites infesting the coop, they will show up like little red blood smears on the paper towel.

    - Krista
     

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