Story of a boy and his chickens.

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Zackman23434, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Crowing

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    I hear this is a pretty common problem among birds, especially those freshly moved to a new place. However, mine around around 6 weeks and are already perching at night, so yours should be learning soon.

    As for eating food, you could have something like a mouse eating it, or a skunk (we had that problem). My chickens do free range and my flock of 60 (including chicks and bantams) eats 50 lbs in a week.
     

  2. Zackman23434

    Zackman23434 Chirping

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    So this is a naturally learned behavior then? I will say they tend to start jumping on me in the evening but in the coop they go straight for the corner when visibility is low.
     
  3. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Crowing

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    If its hard to see, sometimes they can't find their perches as well.
     
  4. faythlund

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    Ours piled up until they were bigger in size. But now they have tis habbit of sleeping in the nesting boxes. And to make it worse all 13 try to sleep in one box. We have 6 boxes with room for 2-3 to fit. They all have to sleep together though.
     
  5. Zackman23434

    Zackman23434 Chirping

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    I closed off my nest boxes until they are complete/ready to lay
     
  6. faythlund

    faythlund In the Brooder

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    Thats what we shouldve done
     
  7. Zackman23434

    Zackman23434 Chirping

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    8 weeks and 1 day old. Still haven't painted coop if anyone wonders about color differences. Comments welcome!


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