My Chickens won't sit on the roost at night. Normal?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by byard fishtank, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. byard fishtank

    byard fishtank New Egg

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    Hi,
    I'm new to backyard chickens and have 3 Light Bramah birds approx between 7-8 weeks old. At what age do they start roosting instead of laying on the floor.

    Byard fishtank
     
  2. Primo

    Primo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think mine did until they were around 12 weeks.
     
  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had New Hampshire Reds that slept in a pile on the floor until they started laying. All the other, older chickens roosted in the same coop, copying behavior wasn't part of it.

    Chris
     
  4. marktoo

    marktoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine puppy piled until 17 weeks or so then 2 of em started to roost. Guess the other 2 started to roost when they got tired of being pooped on several weeks later.
     

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