Training Shickens to roost

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Bird Hearder, May 6, 2008.

  1. Bird Hearder

    Bird Hearder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you teach them to sleep on the roost's. And if so How is it done?
    They sleep on they ledge above their nest Box's
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    Thanks
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2008
  2. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    I would first block off the ledge they sleep on now, then at night, put them on the roost and give them treats. Do it every night until they get it.
    How old/big are your chickens? Are they able to easily fly up to the roost and do they have a soft landing coming down? My silkies ignored the roost I made for them until I lowered it, now they all cram on it and jostle each other for the best spot.
     
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  3. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Indiana
    Try putting a smaller lower one in there. My youngest are a week old and a couple of em roosted last night. They have little dowel rods in their brooder.
     
  4. Bird Hearder

    Bird Hearder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think they're about 8 weeks now, I have a ramp that goes up to the roosts But you can't see it in the pic. It's on the left side behind that wall.

    The lowest roost you do see is only about 18" off the floor with plenty of shavings.
    Thanks for the replies
     

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