new 17 wk chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by stilltexx, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. stilltexx

    stilltexx Out Of The Brooder

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    just got my chickens and they sleep on the floor is this ok or should i put them on there perches
     
  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine have all tended to sleep on the ground until they are close to laying. They will move up by themselves when they are ready.
     
  3. katiemanis

    katiemanis New Egg

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    Mine always start off sleeping on the ground, as the above poster said, as they get older, they will move up when they are ready. I have a few "heavier" birds, and they still sleep on the ground, as do my roosters.
     
  4. stilltexx

    stilltexx Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for your answer
     

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