Perching on coop roof? Normal??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kfisher123, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. kfisher123

    kfisher123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tonight we went out to see if our 9 week old silkies were "getting ready for bed" yet and we found 2 on the roof of their coop! See picture....is this normal? Does this indicate that they are unhappy in their house? Do both boys and girls do this? Thanks for any help!! [​IMG]
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  2. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's normal.
     
  3. jomoncon

    jomoncon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That too cute - and normal!
     
  4. Erin K

    Erin K Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is the cutest coop I've ever seen!
     
  5. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Oh, adoreable coop and daughter! Those silkies are just darling. I think it's fine, because they just like a high place to sit sometimes, but they will poop all over that beautiful little coop.....[​IMG]
     
  6. bckyrdchknluvr

    bckyrdchknluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]:lau:lau:lau:lau. Your Silkies are soooooooooooooooo cute. I have 4-7 week olds, I hope mine fly that well in a few weeks. Also, beautiful chicken house(and your daughter is too cute too), great job.
     
  7. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is the cutest coop I have ever seen!
    I'm gushing all over the place...had to run with my laptop to show my Mom.
    She said "If you want a cute coop like that you'll have to downsize your flock a bit" No cute coop for me! xD
    I would say that's normal.
    I'm wondering how your silkies got up so high though! I have to help my lady sometimes. [​IMG]
     
  8. openheartnp

    openheartnp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a very sweet coop! Did you put it in for consideration for the calendar?

    I had 6 BR and 2 roos in a small coop. Although the roos sat on the floor, I guess the hens didn't like that, and took to roosting out on the roof. The coop was in an enclosed kennel. That's how they went through the NJ winter! i wrapped the kennel in plastic, tarped the top, and put a heat lamp in there. And I got eggs throughout winter, too. And now they are in a roomy 8X8, no more poop on the coop!
     
  9. yinzerchick

    yinzerchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cuteness overload! Daughter, coop and chicks! [​IMG]
     

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