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Stupid question alert...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Momagain1, May 12, 2011.

  1. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    OK; so we built this roost; hubby did it to where they didnt poop on each other at night..

    so what do they do??? face the wall and sit with their butts hanging over the heads of the ones
    below..

    do I have special birds or is this something I should have known????
     
  2. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    [​IMG] I could give you a good name for one of the ones on the bottom. [​IMG]
     
  3. Player Hater

    Player Hater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you kinda have to make it to where they can't crap on each other

    sorry heh
     
  4. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    the roost is plenty big enough; plenty of space..but wtheck?? LOL

    see:

    [​IMG]
     
  5. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    Quote:I don't quite get it.. I am trying though... [​IMG]
     
  6. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    Quote:They should, in theory, turn away from the wall... That way they poop behind the bird on the lower perch...
     
  7. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    Quote:They should, in theory, turn away from the wall... That way they poop behind the bird on the lower perch...

    right but they all face the wall...so is it agreed; my chickens are umm..unique??? LOL...

    is there anyway to correct this behavior??

    of course my only Roo is the first one on the roost and he's the one who started it!!
     
  8. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    you should lower the whole thing a bit, lowering it will make the roosts a bit wider so they wont poop on each other.
     
  9. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Quote:I had the same problem at one point. Although, it really wasn't MY problem. They figured it out eventually. Don't you hate it when they out-wit your brilliant system? I had a huge roost area built in my new coop and a droppings board strategically placed underneath it. What do half of the chickens do? Fly up to the RAFTERS to sleep (and not above the DB either!). [​IMG] What can ya do?
     
  10. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Quote:I just noticed, your using the same pan under the roost as i use [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2011

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