they won't use perch

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickyluv, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. chickyluv

    chickyluv Hatching

    Dec 12, 2007
    ok i cannot get my 10 week old chickens to use the perch inside, they are free range and are quite happy to perch on the back of the seat in the garden but when they go in at night time they all cuddly together in a corner,we are in the middle of summer here by the way, i have done all that i am supposed to do at least i think i have,can someone please tell me if i am doing something wrong here..thanks.[​IMG][​IMG]
  2. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    Isn't it maddening......I put up several perches inside my coop............only one gets used.the others huddle like yours........they choose I let it be..... makes NO sense uh?:|
  3. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    You're not doing anything wrong. [​IMG]

    Ours did the same thing at that age. Eventually, one of them began using the roosts and the rest followed. [​IMG]

  4. chickyluv

    chickyluv Hatching

    Dec 12, 2007
    thanks for the help got a wonderful site at least now i know not to worry, these chickens i have are all my babies along with my three little dogs and they all get along well together with the soon as i know how i will post a picture in the appropiate section for you all to see them..
  5. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Quote:This happened with mine too. In fact they are 14 weeks and it is only in the last couple weeks that they even looked at the perch. I think I still have one that lays on the floor of the coop.

  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Some are just that way. All my standards use a perch... my silkie girls.. sleep UNDER the roost! YUCK! :eek:
  7. edster951

    edster951 Songster

    Mine are 10 weeks old.

    Last week they were like this


    and this week they are like this.....


    Something just clicked.
  8. Gidday Aussie chickyluv!!
    My silkies dont like roosting at night but they do during the day, they are weird, funny little creatures.
    I dont suppose yours are silkies? or Yours are just too young to roost , but give them time and they will if they Arent silkies!

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