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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Fareast, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. Fareast

    Fareast Hatching

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    I have 3 one year old hens just recently noticed 2 want to sleep on roof of coop when i went out to close the coop. I put them in coop and stayed around to see whats up and the one hen was pecking others as they fought for certain spot on roosting bar. In the winter I noticed the bully slept spot furthest from opening and now she wants right by opening but other that had that spot still wants that spot. I took boards out so they can all see out and be airy but that didn't help. Not sure if shoud get bigger roosting area, current one is almost 3 feet long. Bully is new hampshire red other two are americanas. Almost to point i may need to get rid of her. Thanks for information
     

  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Free Ranging Premium Member

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    I would try putting in a longer roost.
     
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  3. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Crowing

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    Turn off the nightlight (if you have one in coop) when you lockup after sunset. I had the same problem. GC
     
  4. Fareast

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    No nightlight. Heres some pics. Not sure if can add more bar inside but mabe Could add some outside and just close some of that in. Really need different setup if i plan on keeping them longer.
     

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  5. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Crowing

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    Bullying will stop when dark. My bullying was solved by turning off nightlight at lockup.
    Of course bullying will happen as long as hen can see. I have a lower roost and a upper roost in my coop. 20170509_092752.jpg GC
     

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