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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jasonp7007, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. Jasonp7007

    Jasonp7007 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi. I am new here. I have 5 rhode island red hens that are about 17 days old. Tonight is the first nite in their coop, and i just checked on them and they seem fine. Just wondering when they will start to use the roost?
    Btw, i am in central Texas and the weather is nice.
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.

    There is really no set time when they will start to roost.
    They will generally "play" on the roosts during the day, put will pile or huddle at night.
    Give them time and be patient, they are still a bit young. One day they will all decide to just up and roost.
     

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