1. ditto

    ditto Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 14, 2011
    my 4 girls are in a temporary coop with no roost. is that ok? are they the only chickens that have no roosts? they have a nice predator-safe coop and run otherwise, just no roosting space. i'm still trying to get school work/ spring cleaning done, and my summer's been delayed a few weeks. i just can't get it all done right now
  2. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Draw back is they poo fairly heavily while sleeping and they get dirty butts and rears which may or may not evolve into a health issue. Can you simply stick a broom handle or a stick thru the wire and give them something? They would probably be appreciative
  3. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    Quote:U know I have silkies too and they will not roost

    Great idea
  4. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

    May 27, 2010
    Reno, Nevada
    i have a small coop for my showgirls and it has no roost in it because one of my girls has a bad leg and cant jump. they get along just fine sleeping huddled together. i just have to make sure to change their bedding more frequently than the other coop

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