Rooster sleeping in nesting box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kaitie09, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Kaitie09

    Kaitie09 Songster

    May 28, 2009
    South Central, PA
    This has been going on for about 2 months now. I rearranged my roosts so that they are above the nesting boxes. There is enough roosting space for 30 birds, yet we only have 15. Everyone has figured out they are supposed to be sleeping there except for the rooster. He sleeps curled up in the middle nesting box and looks pretty squished in there. He has broken off his longer tail feathers because of it too. I have been going out there every night and placing him on the roosts, he just does not get it.
  2. gamechicken

    gamechicken In the Brooder

    Jul 27, 2011
    my dose it 2 he just sleeps in there and the hens on the roost pole

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