How to make my hens roost??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by love_stuz, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. love_stuz

    love_stuz Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, i have had my hens for about 6 months now, they would be about 8 months old though. At first i just let them sleep in their nesting boxes, but now one of them has gone broody, so i made them all some roosts, but now i dont know how to make them roost, for they have slept in the boxes for the last 6 months? All help is gratefully recieved. Thankyou
     
  2. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make sure your roosts are higher than your nest boxes or they will never use them. Chickens don't like to break their routine so you are going to have to make them. I would block off the nesting boxes each night. Put them on the roost the first night. Block off the boxes each night until they have roosted for at least a week then see how it goes.

    Do you have silkies? Silkies don't usually roost.
     
  3. love_stuz

    love_stuz Out Of The Brooder

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    If a silky is like the one in your picture? then no i dont have themThanks aswell!
     

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