hens not roosting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by woodmore chicks, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. woodmore chicks

    woodmore chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I noticed this evening that my hens put themselves to bed on the floor of the coop instead of roosting. Is this normal?
     
  2. Silkie Chick

    Silkie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    How old are they? Some of our girls didn't start roosting until they were two and half months old.
     
  3. larsonll

    larsonll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's normal.
     
  4. chookhead

    chookhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol normal my girls didnt roost till 1 yr old they liked sleepping near hwere they layed the eggs lol
     
  5. bluefeather2697

    bluefeather2697 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    uhh.. maybe they're too young.

    my hen started roosting at 14 weeks.
     
  6. woodmore chicks

    woodmore chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks, 7 of these hens are 10 mos or older. just one night they all stayed on the ground. the 3 youngsters (5mos) never roost!
     

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