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Roosting on top of the coop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mommato5, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. Mommato5

    Mommato5 Chirping

    Jul 22, 2011
    I have 10 chicken. 9 pullets, 1 rooster. Every night for the last 4 nights I've found the rooster sitting on the top of the coop! They've been in this coop for 8 weeks, they all get along really well, no fighting. I just have to move this rooster indoors every night! Is this a rooster thing and how can I correct it?

  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Unfortunately by moving him into the coop every night until he (and you) get bored and he goes in by himself. We had a similar problem, but ours roosted up in a tree. My poor DH had to pull out the ladder every evening and pluck out 5-6 chickens for me to deposit in the coop. Thankfully it only lasted 4 days before they gave up.

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