Still not on the roost

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mikee1948, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Mikee1948

    Mikee1948 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They just won't use the roost pole I put up for them. Will they ever, and is it even necessary to have one? My four hens just like to huddle together in the coop.
     
  2. nobodyherebutuschickens

    nobodyherebutuschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It wouldn't hurt to encourage them to go up on the roosting poles. When it's dark, just gently lift them up onto the poles and eventually they'll figure it out.
     
  3. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Agree, put them on it. And or replace it, I use a 2x4 to give them plenty of support and they can sit over there feet.
     
  4. kannna

    kannna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old are they? What breed?
     
  5. Lindz

    Lindz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We put 2 roosts up for our chickens like 3 months ago or so. And they are just now starting to use them. They will do it when they are ready. I never put mine on it. I figured they know its there they will use it.
     
  6. Mikee1948

    Mikee1948 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I replaced the old roost with a 2x4. Tonight I checked and at least one was on it. Guess they need to get used to it.
     
  7. peterlund

    peterlund Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Put the 2" end facing up..... In case you didn't know... It is a bit wide and awkward, but the wide end up is not a perch.
     
  8. Sassafras

    Sassafras Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Put the 2" end facing up..... In case you didn't know... It is a bit wide and awkward, but the wide end up is not a perch.

    the wide end works just fine says my girls...
     

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