Teach an old hen new tricks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ScottM, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. ScottM

    ScottM Chillin' With My Peeps

    So I've gotten some 2yo hens that were raised in a barn and I have two questions?

    How do I teach them to walk up the ladder to their roosts rather than sleep on the floor of the coop I built?

    Given that my 3x5.5 foot coop is a little smaller, what signs for "bears confinement" troubles should I look for? They are red sex links I believe.

    /Scott
     
  2. Mum

    Mum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Place bits of their favourite treat up the ladder to entice them up there.

    Confinement issues can manefest as fighting, feather pecking (own or others). How many hens are you keeping in that coop area?
     

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