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Rowan won't roost.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jannakaye, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. jannakaye

    jannakaye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So this is Rowan, my five month old game chick. She was raised with ducklings and when she was in the run with them, her favorite thing to do was roost. Now that she's in with the other chickens, she absolutely refuses to get on the roost! Instead, she sleeps on the ground in front of the roost or in the nesting box. Should I be worried?
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    If she joined an established flock, the bossy hens may be giving her a hard time about roosting with them. It is not unusual for a new hen to have trouble roosting with the others. Maybe you can add another roost bar.
     
  3. jannakaye

    jannakaye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I'll put a new one up ASAP!
     
  4. jannakaye

    jannakaye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The new roost pole is in place and she already loves it! Jumped in the coop first thing after I was done and hopped right on!
     
  5. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Yipee. I hope her adjustment to the coop goes well.
     

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