Not going on roost

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Easter eggers, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. Easter eggers

    Easter eggers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2011
    My hens are 18weeks old but they won't go on their roost any advice on how to get them roosting?
  2. urban-chick-mom

    urban-chick-mom Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 27, 2011
    Gig Harbor, WA
    Are they sleeping in their nesting box instead? I had to block my nesting boxes off so they wouldn't sleep in them and that forced them to sleep in their roosting area. They didn't like it at first but they got over it!
  3. wowmanacat

    wowmanacat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2011
    Oak Grove AR
    mine are not that old yet but they are starting to learn where the roost are. Had one last night that scared me for she was on the ledge of the door. I go out at night after dark and put mine on the roost, little by little they get it.

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