roosting hens days are numbered !

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Atomic Rooster, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. Atomic Rooster

    Atomic Rooster In the Brooder

    Aug 30, 2010
    East Central Mississippi
    How can I stop a hen from roosting in a nest instead of a pole. Out of ten chickens I have to young buffs that roost in the nest. And they switch nest from time to time and I just as soon put them in boiling water if I can not break the habit.
  2. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    you can try putting something to cover the nest boxes before they roost, then they will have no choice but to sleep with the others
  3. chickenlorena

    chickenlorena In the Brooder

    Sep 23, 2010
    I've heard that placing 1 gallon containers (filled with water) on the nests at bedtime will help. After a few days they'll get used to sleeping elsewhere and you can stop placing them.

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