If I keep my Roo up later will he sleep in?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by WonderChicken, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. WonderChicken

    WonderChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I do not have light in my coop and now that it is getting dark earlier the chicks are all going to bed earlier...and getting up earlier [​IMG]

    If I install a light and keep it on in the evenings will my beautiful roo sleep in? DH didn't mind 630am wake up calls so much, but not so happy about 5am wake up calls...lol!
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Roos don't sleep in... unless they are sick or taking a dirt nap.... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  3. WonderChicken

    WonderChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    When it was light out till 830-9pm he would not start crowing until 630am or so...so I thought if I recreate that same senario might have some luck. Anyone tried this?
     
  4. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry but nope they have internal alarm clocks and will always get up and crow early. Mine start at 5 am late fall thru winter. summer time they wait til 7 am
     
  5. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    if there are any other roos near by, he will still hear them early and he'll wake up and respond
     
  6. midd2005

    midd2005 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'd say it's worth a try. can't hurt anything. if your coop is pitch black and there isn't a rooster next door, i'd say there is a decent shot.
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:This is actually a little truthful. If you keep him up late, then lock him in and make sure there's no loud sounds or light peaking in until you want him to awaken, it may work. Often roosters will awaken because of these variables.

    Crowing is another matter. [​IMG] I've had my boys start up a choir in the middle of the night, then sleep it through again until morning.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Maybe if you keep him up very late watching tv, he'll sleep in till a reasonable hour. Put on Animal planet.
     
  9. WonderChicken

    WonderChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, there are no other roo's in the area and it is still dark outside and it is almost 630am now. Sounds like I just might have a shot at this working. That's great news since I don't think I could convince DH to install cable in the chicken condo ;o)

    Thanks for your help! Be blessed today ;o)
     
  10. moonlyghtegirl

    moonlyghtegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG]

    Mine starts at 3:30am...
     

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