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Roosters roosting on my deck

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JeffGoodUSMC, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. JeffGoodUSMC

    JeffGoodUSMC New Egg

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    My roosters have decided they want to roost on my deck railing & top of my grill beside the rail. The 2 of them & my 3 guineas have made this their sleeping quarters. They leave droppings all over the deck & grill top. They like to free range rather than being in a coop. How can I get them to relocate to roost in another location? Do I need to build them a separate roost in another location?
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    Do they have a coop? With a nice high perch? If they do, perhaps they will use that if you turn your hose on them every time they come onto your deck or deck rails.
     
  3. JeffGoodUSMC

    JeffGoodUSMC New Egg

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    Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately they have chosen not to remain in a coop. However, I could make the arrangements, though the hens wouldn't like it too much. I like the water hose idea & I will use that. My wife & I were thinking of maybe building them a roost between the 2 coops also if need be. If not for the mess it wouldn't be an issue.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Is your coop big enough for all the birds you have?
    Don't you worry about them getting eaten at night?

    A roost out near coops that is higher than the deck railing might work....
    ...they'll still need some 'training' and/or 'persuasion' to use the new roost.

    You could move them at night, well after dark, to the new roost....
    .....or just keep blasting them with the hose.
     
  5. JeffGoodUSMC

    JeffGoodUSMC New Egg

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    Well, the water hose worked!!! I have a rooster in each coop now. The guineas haven't found a new roost yet but I'm working on them. The coops are full enough but I have a spot they can roost on the top, so I am hoping the guineas will finally figure it out so they can be near their rooster buddies. Thanks for the advice.
     

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