New Chick in town

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mikeamymck, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. mikeamymck

    mikeamymck New Egg

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    We adopted an 18 month old Rhode Island Red to keep our lonely Laverne company. The new bird is definitely at the top of the pecking order but my Laverne seems happy to have a sister again. We are concerned about Shirley's sleeping habits. She figured out how to go up into the coop but sleeps in the straw on the floor below the roost. Is this okay or should we place her on the roost each night till she catches on?
     
  2. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2010
    Columbia,SC
    I'd place her on the roost til she catches on. Good luck [​IMG]
     
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a white frizzled silkie Roo who chooses to sleep in the corner of the coop on the floor, but not under the roost. What kind of roost material are you using. It might be something she's not used to. I think once they become bestest buddies, they will choose to roost together.
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  4. mikeamymck

    mikeamymck New Egg

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    Thank you for your responses. Spoke to the women who sold Shirley to me and she said she slept in a box with her other chickens. We may try placing her on the roost nightly till she catches on.
    PS your white silkie is beautiful!!!
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2011

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