Nocturnal chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by juneg, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. juneg

    juneg New Egg

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    My chickens spend all night running around catching moths etc, they never roost is this because I do not have a cockerel
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Are they being locked up in a coop? They should be contained at night to keep them safe from predators. If you provided them a roost bar in the coop and being locked up at night, they will naturally roost and sleep there.

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  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! And do you have lights that are on all night, chickens should have a dark period.
     
  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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  7. juneg

    juneg New Egg

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    They live in a 20metre square grass enclosure with 4 chicken houses to choose from all with roosting bars. They are safe from foxes etc and do not have lights on. Very odd !
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Very odd indeed as chickens are basically 'night blind'?
     

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