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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ballybayboy, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. ballybayboy

    ballybayboy In the Brooder

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    hello,
    I got 5 red star hens for my first time last week. They are finished their first cycle of laying but havent started their second yet. Whenever i check them at night, there might be 2 or even 3 in one nesting box and one in each of the other two, asleep, but they never go up on to the perch to roost. Is there a reason for this or should i be worried? Any replies would be greatly appreciated [​IMG]
     

  2. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Songster

    Mar 14, 2011
    Any way to close off the nesting boxes at night? Sounds like a training issue to me. They just don't understand!
     
  3. ballybayboy

    ballybayboy In the Brooder

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    the nesting boxes are lined with straw which may attract them! I tried blocking it off but then they just lay in the main section of the coop![​IMG][​IMG]
     

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