My chickens aren't using the roost is this typical?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by harleyjo, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. harleyjo

    harleyjo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 6 and 9 week old pullets. I have roost in the coop that they had been using. The last few nights they have been sitting up in the rafters of the coop where we have a window sitting that slides into the window frame and on a board that we have slid up there that we sat on the top of a feed bucket. Is this normal for them to do this?
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Chickens are crazy sometimes. I have a group of nearly 3-year-olds that never roosted. I can't get it through their heads that they are supposed to be roosting at night. As a result of this, I am training my newbies to roost before I introduce the oldsters to them. I am hoping that maybe seeing the newbies roosting over them will convince the old ladies to start roosting. Can you teach an old chicken a new trick?
     
  3. harleyjo

    harleyjo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most of them are but there are 3 of them that are sitting in these odd places.
     

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