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

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Hambone, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Hambone

    Hambone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?
     
  2. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    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.
     
  3. backdoorchicken

    backdoorchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just looked at your coop. does it even have a roost inside?
     
  4. Hambone

    Hambone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  5. Hambone

    Hambone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No.
     
  6. backdoorchicken

    backdoorchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  7. SimplyForties

    SimplyForties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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! [​IMG]
     
  8. backdoorchicken

    backdoorchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i hope hambone knows i was just kidding.
     
  9. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    They need a roost inside, remove the outside one.
     
  10. Hambone

    Hambone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone. I will add a roost inside the coop.
     

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