roosting at night

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by myfeatherbabies, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. myfeatherbabies

    myfeatherbabies New Egg

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    why would a Rooster rather roost on the top of the
    hen house than inside with the two hens?

    They are Bantams
     
  2. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe your rooster is a hermit of chickens.
     
  3. schlitch

    schlitch Out Of The Brooder

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    Mines done that a few times too, I have to pick him up and put him in the coup. [​IMG]
     
  4. myfeatherbabies

    myfeatherbabies New Egg

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    Maybe i will try to put him in the house tonight
    thanks:)[​IMG]
     
  5. Ma

    Ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told by an old timer that the only time hens have dominance over roosters is when they roost. Most hens will kick them out, or at least make them move on down the road so to speak. I don't know if this is true or not, but my hens make my rooster sleep outside the roosting boxes. (Its a hard set up to describe.) He seems to understand. [​IMG] They started this behavior when he started crowing.

    So maybe your hens have booted him out or made him feel uncomfortable?

    Just a thought.
     

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