sleeps where she lays

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lizO, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. lizO

    lizO Out Of The Brooder

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    May 13, 2008
    My lovely Alice never misses a day. But she has the slightly untidy habit of sleeping in her nesting box. Which means she poops there, and then lays on top of it. The other girls all roost to sleep, and they haven't started laying yet. Any ideas on how to get her to roost for sleep and use her nest for sleeping? Thanks!
     
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    What type of chicken is Alice? Some breeds, like Silkies, are not able to fly up on roosts.
     
  3. lizO

    lizO Out Of The Brooder

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    she's just a plain red layer. Someone clipped her wings badly and she can't fly, but the "roost" is a ladder propped against one wall, so they can all hope from rung to rung.
     
  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Do what I would make my hubby do, I would make him put her up on the roost with all the others every night so she wasn't alone !!!! [​IMG]
     

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