really???? roost question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Rooneytune, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. Rooneytune

    Rooneytune Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so why do ALL my chickens feel the need to roost on the same board? I built them two very nice roosts.... but do they care? NOOOOOO.... it was bad enough when it was only 8 trying to cram themselves together, but now there are nine and it is just too much! Looks like I am going to be revamping the roost system... again.
     
  2. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, just wait until they all cram into one nest box, too.
     
  3. XxKiki_Bantam_BreederxX

    XxKiki_Bantam_BreederxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They cram themselves close as they can to feel secure. Kinda like a chicken hug. [​IMG]
     
  4. ChickenAl

    ChickenAl Diagnosis...Chicken-Headed

    Jun 5, 2011
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    Quote:Yup, ours do the same thing. Got to be the funnest thing to watch. They all want the top roost, which is the shortest, of course. Will be making it longer this weekend, with any luck as they are getting bigger now and it is too tight for all of them. The lower roost just gets used as a jumping up step to the top one. And, the lower roost is the long one, naturally. Did not know anything about chicken behavior at the time. It is a learn as you go process at times.
     

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