Normal even for bantams?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NS2A, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. NS2A

    NS2A Songster

    Jun 11, 2007
    Two nights ago, one of my bantam roosters was not to be found. I figured he'd seen his last day. [​IMG]

    The next morning, there he was. So I figure he bedded under the barn or something. Last night, one of my bantam hens did not return to the coop, so I wondered what was going on.

    I found her 12 feet up in a tree apparently roosing for the night! I just shook my head and went inside.[​IMG]

    Is this normal?
  2. Hotwings

    Hotwings Songster

    Jan 27, 2007
    southwestern Michigan
    Yes this is perfectly normal for bantams. They can fly very well and roosting high up is no problem for them. Freebie's bantams use to roost in the barn's rafters in the hay bales up there. They would lay eggs up there too! Never a dull moment for bantams lol.
  3. Oh yes, my chooks have roosted in my pear tree if Ive been late home and they got locked out by mistake,
    I think its a perfectly natural instinctual thing to do.
    They would do the same in the wild!!!
    My silkies havent tried it yet though!

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