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Roosting a tree?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by basmommy, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. basmommy

    basmommy In the Brooder

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    For about a week my 3 leghorns have disappeared at night. My son Did not tell me when he was locking up the coop but I noticed one morning that they were out before the coop was unlocked. Mystery solved tonight. They are roosting about 10 feet up in a tree on a branch. Why???how do I get them to stop? They have room in their coop. Nothing has changed other then I switched to sand in the coop a month ago. Not sure what to do about it.
     
  2. redstar14

    redstar14 Chirping

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    Clip the wings they naturaly like to sleep in trees
     
  3. coffeychicks

    coffeychicks Songster

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    Mine did this all 9 of them. I clipped the wings and no further problems
     

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