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Roosting

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

  1. Trunkster

    Trunkster In the Brooder

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    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

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    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

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    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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