Hens choosing the top of the door over their roost

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by livinggreen, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. livinggreen

    livinggreen Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm using a shed as the coop for my 3 girls and the side they are in has a full door. Every night when I go to shut them in for the night they are happilly perched on the top of the door! It's such a pain to get a broom out and bring them down one by one. I built them a nice perch but they still use the door. Is there any way I can keep them from getting up there? I'm kind of nervous about the wing clipping thing...
     
  2. devora

    devora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is the door higher than the perch?
     
  3. livinggreen

    livinggreen Out Of The Brooder

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    yes. It's a full door so when they are on it their heads are hitting the ceiling. Can I make a perch that high?
     

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