Not roosting

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by epona4, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. epona4

    epona4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just went in to check on my birds and my big roo was not roosting. He was laying on the floor, head tucked under his wing. None of the other birds were roosting either, but they were busy scratching around.

    Is it normal for them to sleep on the ground? Should I be worried??

    Thanks
     
  2. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    It should be natural for them to roost. How old are they? Have they roosted before?
     
  3. epona4

    epona4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They roost all the time. I've not seen him do this before. Of course I've only had them less than 2 weeks. It's kind of early in the evening for him to be sleeping though. Usually they are still wondering around.
     
  4. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    Maybe they are just not ready to be "tucked in" for the night. Go check again in a little while, maybe they will all be up on the roost then.
     
  5. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    If they are still not roosting try putting them up there.
     

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