Not Roosting at 16 Weeks Old

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Farm Girl 1, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. Farm Girl 1

    Farm Girl 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I have 20 16 week old isa browns who will not roost at night, they all just huddle in a corner. They all climb the roost during daytime so they know how to use it but for some reason won't sit on it at night time. I don't really mind them sleeping on the floor I just think that it's a bit odd.
     
  2. Farm Girl 1

    Farm Girl 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any suggestions as to why they do this?
     
  3. ShockValue

    ShockValue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they get into the coop before it's dark? Perhaps if they're going in too late they can't see it well enough to comfortably get up there.
     
  4. Farm Girl 1

    Farm Girl 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They usually go in when it's just kind of gray out,not still sunny but not black either.
     
  5. Farm Girl 1

    Farm Girl 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are now 19 weeks old and still won't roost.
     

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