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Strange dusk activties

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by richard972, May 28, 2016.

  1. richard972

    richard972 Out Of The Brooder

    May 13, 2016
    At dusk I go out to lock down the coop. Our sussex has been sitting a top the coop, I thought it was just being curious but now my orpington is doing it too. They end up getting down and going into the coop. Just wonder why they are doing this? Trying to get a high roost point? They are about 14 weeks and molting their flight feathers that were cut, so have to wait a bit to cut them again.
  2. Chickenmanjim7

    Chickenmanjim7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2015
    Aberdeen, Washington
    Yea. They like to get as high up as they possibly can.
  3. Glos Girls

    Glos Girls Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2014
    Oh yes, the higher the better, esp Leghorns, [​IMG]
  4. sr26

    sr26 Out Of The Brooder

    May 14, 2016
    Seattle, WA
    Used to have a phoenix rooster, he would get up on the fence, then one day learned he could jump off, and get back over. He started tormenting my mom and trying to attack my blind dog soon after. Needless to say he was rehomed...

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