Roosting chicken

QueenMisha

Queen of the Coop
Jan 14, 2015
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How old are they? Young chicks will not roost. Most birds begin to roost at 10-12 weeks. I would recommend blocking off the nesting boxes until they are older, since they can easily learn the bad habit of roosting in nesting boxes, resulting in yucky eggs when they do begin to lay.
 

ashbypad

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Mar 30, 2016
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For 2 weeks we went out at dusk and put all the chicks up into the roosting box - after 2 weeks we went out at dusk and they had all gone to bed themselves! It takes a little patience but once they go to bed by themselves you'll never find them anywhere else when it gets dark :)
 

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