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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Trunkster, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Trunkster

    Trunkster In the Brooder

    Jul 13, 2010
    I have 12, 10 week old chicks. At night when they roost, they all face the wall instead of facing out, why is that. I have two perches, ladder type but they all manage to squeeze on the highest one and face the wall. As they get bigger there won't room enough on one perch, I don't understand why, if it's a problem and if they will eventually split up and use the two perches. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  2. carladababe

    carladababe Songster

    Nov 25, 2010
    Dixon, Missouri
    Mine do that, all 11 of them. Like they're on time out or something, but they appear comfortable. Chickens are weird.[​IMG]
  3. justin84119

    justin84119 Hatching

    May 31, 2011
    I was told that chickens will always try to get the highest roosting spots, they are prime spots. I was told to try to make sure they are all the same height. maybe this will give you some answers as to why?

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