Problem with pullets roosting. Getting frustrated!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KMHunter, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. KMHunter

    KMHunter [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Cr

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    My BO and BR won't let my Ameraucana up on the roost at night unless she gets there first with her quarantine friend( my Marans). My golden sexlink is fine with everybody. I usually go out and check on everyone and lock things up, and sometimes I find her on top of the nesting boxes(which are covered litter boxes) and one of the two bullies sitting there looking at her. I rearrange them so everyone is by someone they get along with. They have all been together for about 4 weeks now and I am wondering if they will eventually all roost okay together or if I will have to put them in their places every night?[​IMG] Will they learn who to roost by in time? Any suggestions?[​IMG]

    Edit to say they are 28 wks down the youngest(the Ameraucana) at 18-20 wks. She is definitely lowest on the pecking order.
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2009
  2. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    They will learn. Meanwhile, it doesn't hurt for her to roost alone and it's a pain to have to rearrange chickens each night. I'd say let nature take it's course. [​IMG]
     

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