Roosting: Weird, Stupid, or Normal

GoatsandGuineas

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Do you have any roosts in a protected run they may take a shine to? On summer nights ours will sometimes opt for the run roost instead of the coop roosts:

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Unfortunately, no. The teenagers (some Easter Eggers and some Brown Leghorns) voluntarily return to their protected run and then to their coop everyday in late afternoon. The guineas have finally started roosting inside that protected run. The "ladies" (my 16 RIRs) adamantly refuse to be caged beyond agreeing to enter the fenced (not covered) run each evening. The run is surrounded by several connecting paddocks which are "manned" by 2 very territorial LGDs, so anything trying to enter the chicken runs has to first get past the dogs. It's obviously not a sure fire security system, but so far nothing has ever gotten our birds within these confines. Some adventurous ladies were taken by coyotes when they ventured too far afield, but no predators have entered either run or coop thus far.
 

BigBlueHen53

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Unfortunately, no. The teenagers (some Easter Eggers and some Brown Leghorns) voluntarily return to their protected run and then to their coop everyday in late afternoon. The guineas have finally started roosting inside that protected run. The "ladies" (my 16 RIRs) adamantly refuse to be caged beyond agreeing to enter the fenced (not covered) run each evening. The run is surrounded by several connecting paddocks which are "manned" by 2 very territorial LGDs, so anything trying to enter the chicken runs has to first get past the dogs. It's obviously not a sure fire security system, but so far nothing has ever gotten our birds within these confines. Some adventurous ladies were taken by coyotes when they ventured too far afield, but no predators have entered either run or coop thus far.
Awesome! What kind of LGDs do you have? Can we get pics?
 

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