Dopey chickens

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  1. Andy E 123

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    please help
    I have 3 lovely chickens
    I have made them a lovely secure sizeable run and I have made a new coop with perch and external nesting box.
    1. They sleep on a ladder in the run in all weathers
    2. They used to lay eggs in box
    3. I changed bedding( shavings under perch and straw in box and they now decide to lay by their water feeder!!!!
    Any help would be great
    I guess it's not a prob really but don't understand!!!
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  3. Andy E 123

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    Ah ok thanks
    I'm just getting to grips with the site
    I have changed the bedding to clean it, not changed to a different material,
    Thanks for responding so fast
    I'm sure I will have many more questions[​IMG]
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    No probs. It does take a while to get familiar with the site but don't worry, if peeps can help they will, regardless of where you post or they'll guide you to the best forum to get advice. Part of our role as greeters is not only to welcome you, but also to give you links to forums, as a means of helping you become familiar with the site. Having said that, BYC is moving to a new platform, so we'll all be navigating newbies [​IMG] - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1172392/bycs-software-conversion-discussion-information
     
  5. Andy E 123

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    This is the ladder they sleep on and the coop and inside the coop
     
  6. Andy E 123

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  8. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Please see the comments I made in response to your initial post on another thread. Having seen the pics, the reason for using the ladder is quite simple - chickens will always want to roost on the highest possible place. Your ladder is higher than your internal roost, so they prefer the ladder. The only long term solution is ensure that the internal roost is the highest thing to sleep on.
     
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  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Andy [​IMG] Welcome!

    As Ken has already answered your question, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.
     
  10. Andy E 123

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    So i guess lowering the ladder would be a start??
     

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