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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by salvationfarms, May 24, 2011.

  1. salvationfarms

    salvationfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    I built a roost for my new kids and when I first put it in they were all over it. i noticed last night that they were all under it sleeping. is this normal will they start to use the roost?
     
  2. rungirl

    rungirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, young chickens will sleep on the ground in a "dogpile" for a while. They'll prefer roosting at night when they get older.

    Lisa
     
  3. weirdturkeyfreak

    weirdturkeyfreak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree. Younger ones will sleep on the floor and older ones will figure out what they're used for. Sometimes if they don't you could put them up there when it's time for them to go to bed, do that for a few days at the same time and they'll get the idea

    sincerely,
    Jackie
     

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