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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickachickawhat, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. chickachickawhat

    chickachickawhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my chicken came from a farm that held 300 in a coop. when i went to get the chickens the coop didn't have any roosts and it only had nesting boxes. how do i show the chickens to use the roost or will they cuddle up on the ground? or will they sleep in there nesting boxes?
     
  2. tink

    tink Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey...I would let them do their thing and watch them. If they are not using the roost then go in the coop at night and put them up on it.....See what they do. They might have to learn that it is okay to be happy! Good luck
    Tink
     
  3. chickachickawhat

    chickachickawhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    where do you think they stayed at night in there old coop? because it had no roosts
     
  4. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    leave them alone an they will figure out how to use the roost sooner or later.theres no need in panicing because they dont roost.some hens like to sleep on the ground.
     
  5. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    They probaly slept on the ground.
     

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