Getting my birds to use roost

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sparkway, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. Sparkway

    Sparkway Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2013
    Essex County New Jersey
    Hi I have 7 10 -12 week old pullets. Only a couple use the roost so I can gather by the poop in the morning. The rest use the nest boxes like port o potties. Lol Any suggestions ?
  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 12, 2013
    Boulder, Colorado
    They don't need access to the boxes for another 8 or more weeks. Just block them off. Leave them closed up until they are closer to laying. By then, they'll have their normal spot to roost. It's unusual for 10 weeks old to be sleeping on a roost so just let them sleep on the ground. They'll move up when they're ready.

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