Is it a trait of Black Australorps to not roost?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Dread Pirate Roberts, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    Or is somebody just trying to hoodwink me? This gal was telling me that they don't like to roost on the perches and so hers sleeps in the nest box, thus getting it all poopy.

    I don't buy it being a trait of the breed, I think she just has a wacky bird.

    What say youz guyz?
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Mine ALL roosted. I think she's the proud owner of a" wacky bird", like you said.
  3. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Mine roost, and so do their mix breed daughters.
  4. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    My Australorps always head for the highest possible perches. They like being high. If the lady's nests are higher then the roost that is probably her problem.

    Last edited: Jan 9, 2010
  5. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    Mine roost on their perch.
  6. Preservation Acres

    Preservation Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 31, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    That's not true. They love to roost.
  7. Randy

    Randy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Yep, mine roost too.
  8. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    Mine roost too
  9. KKatknap

    KKatknap Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2009
    Albany, OR
    Quote:I agree.
  10. RM44

    RM44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    Woodstock, Georgia
    Even my new 3 week olds are roosting already (sometimes). My 6-7 month old roosted from the time I got her at about 2 months old. My roosts were higher than the nesting boxes too, but my birds all wanted to roost in the nest boxes instead. They weren't laying age yet, so we boarded up the entrances to the nest boxes and they immediately went to the roosts. After a month or so, we un-boarded the nesting boxes and they continued to use the perches they had been using.
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