Going from roost to no roost

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by patricium, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. patricium

    patricium Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens will be moving into an Eglu Cube for the winter. I was wondering if anyone has experience with chickens that are used to roosting, then moving to a coop where there's no roost. Do you think it will it upset them much?
     
  2. ksct

    ksct Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thikn they need a roost. especially after having one. I don't know if it will upset them though....
     
  3. patricium

    patricium Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As a followup - they didn't really seem troubled at all by this. The first night, there was a little fussing and shuffling as they got used to the floor texture. It was also pretty dark inside the Eglu compared to outside, and I think that confused them. Tonight's the second night, and they went in and settled down happily. I set a solar-charged light module inside to help them see to get situated, then removed it when I shut the door for the night.
     

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