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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jdubb12, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. jdubb12

    jdubb12 New Egg

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    I am new to the site and new to chickens, I just got 6 hens, 3 are about 4 months old and 3 are around 7 months old. All of them get on there perch just fine but one, its one of the older ones, I have put her up there the last 3 nights (she stays there once I put her there) and tonight again she is on the floor in the corner, should I keep putting her up there or should I let her figure it out herself? On another note these hens are way more fun than my dogs!!!
     
  2. Joshua G

    Joshua G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would let her get on the roost herself, it may be that she is being picked on and is trying to get away from a bully.
     
  3. jdubb12

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    Actually she is the bully when she gets up there.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Can she not get up there herself?
    Does she need a ramp maybe?
    Do you have enough roost length?
    They need about a foot per bird, more is better if you've got the room so they have extra space to get settled.
     
  5. jdubb12

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    All the other birds make it up there just fine, there is more than enough room on the 2 roosts. A ramp wouldn't really work with my layout, maybe a "step" extended down?
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    or just something for her to jump on to shorten the jump to the roost.
     

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