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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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