Help with showing chickens about their roost

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jayme, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. Jayme

    Jayme Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,
    Are my chickens dumb?
    I just moved my kiddies out of the brooder and into their new chicken mansion but its getting really cold in Arizona at night and they are not exploring their cozy roost.

    Any suggestions?
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2008
  2. Jena

    Jena The Welsh Witch

    Nov 2, 2008
    Cardiff
    Hi,

    They will be happy up there and will soon get the idea if you place them on the roosts. it may take a few attempts but they will soon snuggle up.

    Jena.
     
  3. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    Sometimes if you make a ladder or walkway that is not to steep it is easir for the young ones to go up and down.
     
  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    To just expand slightly on what Jena says, go out there after dark and pick 'em up and put 'em on their roosts. They'll wake up there in the morning, and after a day or week of it they generally get the message [​IMG]

    Also, what is the roost like, is it possible there is something uncomfortable about it?

    Good luck,

    Pat
     
  5. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    How old are they? I gave up trying to get my frizzled cochins to roost and all of a sudden they are doing it on their own at 19 weeks.

    What kind of chicks are they? How old? and how high up are the roosts?
     

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