1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Not roosting.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenchicky11, Dec 9, 2015.

  1. chickenchicky11

    chickenchicky11 Out Of The Brooder

    May 12, 2015
    Newton, NH
    I have 6 chickens. 2 Rhode Island Reds, 2 black sex links & 2 golden comets. Lately, all but one or two are sleeping on the coop
    Floor. They use to all roost together. Why are they doing this? Anyone know?
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    How old are they, have you checked the coops for mites, especially at night, they can hide in the cracks on the roosts during the day, have you observed the nightly roost rituals, are there enough roosts far enough away so bottom birds can get away from dominant birds. Just some things to check out.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Ditto..... age and coop/roost space are crucial questions.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by