My six chickens would rather roost on a stick all night in the rain...

Hambone

Songster
10 Years
Feb 22, 2009
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Union, KY
My six chickens would rather roost on a stick all night in the rain than go inside their house and be dry. What should I do?
 

jeremy

CA Royal Blues
13 Years
Mar 23, 2008
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Oakland, CA
Move the stick they are roosting on into their coop. Then lock them in there for at least a week.

Sometimes chickens need help learning new things.
 

Hambone

Songster
10 Years
Feb 22, 2009
145
9
134
Union, KY
If you look at my page you will see my set up. I guess I will have to do away with the roost sticks. There is no room for them to roost in their house.
 

backdoorchicken

Songster
10 Years
Jul 14, 2009
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newport news va
i say put a roost in there. even if it is 4 inchs off the floor.

if that doesn't work try painting the coop a different color. that lime green might be freaking them out. i know it does me.
 

SimplyForties

Songster
10 Years
May 4, 2009
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12
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Carroll County, Va
I would try and stick some sort of perch in the coop, even if it's barely off the floor. I couldn't tell from the pictures but if there are more than 2 nesting boxes you could make some more room by getting rid of extras. Two should be plenty. Lucikly you're not trying to get backdoorchicken to roost in your coop so I wouldn't worry about repainting it. If you like it, keep it!
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