Roosting in correct part of coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by AboveTheClouds, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. AboveTheClouds

    AboveTheClouds New Egg

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    Hi Everyone! I am brand new to chickens and I need to know if my three Rocks are roosting in the correct place. They are inside the coop and roost on the perch but they don't walk up the ladder inside the enclosure where there are two additional roosting bars. This area has the removable poop tray under it and would be nice if they spent time here sleeping/pooping (for easy cleaning). This area is next to the nesting boxes and I'm afraid they will keep avoiding this area of the coop even when they start laying eggs. I have included below the stock photo of the coop. Any thoughts?

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  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    do they sleep on that roosting bar?
     
  3. AboveTheClouds

    AboveTheClouds New Egg

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    Yes they do. Every night. Just not inside the enclosure.
     
  4. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    you could start putting them in the covered part at night and shutting them in
     
  5. AboveTheClouds

    AboveTheClouds New Egg

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    Ok. Thanks! You think after a few nights they will get they will adapt?
     

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