The rooster that doesn't roost.....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chickypoo20, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. Chickypoo20

    Chickypoo20 New Egg

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    My only Rooster, Teddy and one of my black Australorps do not roost at night. they usually sleep on the ground under everyone else. Is this normal??
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I have 4 hens that refuse to roost, also. They roost in the nests. I have tried knocking them off after dark. Placing them gently on the roost. And just plain cussing them.

    The next step is chicken soup...............
     
  3. Chickypoo20

    Chickypoo20 New Egg

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    Yea, its only my rooster and one hen. our nests are closed up right now because they aren't laying quite yet, so we didn't want them sleeping in the laying nest. Then when it comes to the time of laying they will lay in other places.
     
  4. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had several hens that did not roost until they started to lay. They slept on the floor.

    Chris
     
  5. Chrome73

    Chrome73 New Egg

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    We have a rooster that we raised from a chick that has never roosted. He is a standard Langshan, so he's very large, nearing 9 lbs and still a Cockerel. Wondering if that is part of the reason. I can't answer your question, but I am curious whether this is an indication of a problem, or puts them at a future health risk being on the floor of the coop at all times (when not outside). Anyone with thoughts on that?
     

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